Forensic Psychology at Keele University - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore the fascinating complexity of the human mind to understand what motivates people to commit crime. Our Forensic Psychology BSc offers a great starting point for a career focused on understanding, reducing and preventing criminal behaviour in a range of professions including the police, probation and prison services, and youth offending teams. Why choose this course?

  • This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • Develop systematic and scientific understanding of the core areas of psychology as well as specialised knowledge in forensic psychology
  • Enhance your career prospects by gaining hands-on work experience with our optional placement year
  • Experience new cultures and broaden your horizons by choosing to spend a year studying abroad
  • Take part in research-driven and external-facing projects which address current controversies and debates
Forensic Psychology is the application of psychological knowledge in the forensic context. Researchers in Forensic Psychology utilise a wide range of techniques in order to understand how people think, feel, communicate, and act in the criminal justice process. You will explore the compelling intersection between psychology and crime to apply psychological theories, methods and research to some of the critical challenges facing our criminal justice system. As no prior knowledge of the subject is required, we will carefully guide you in developing a solid grounding in the core areas of Psychology specified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum. You will learn about biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology as well as individual differences and historical issues. You will also gain fundamental scientific skills in research design, statistics, qualitative and survey methods, to conduct research and critically analyse that of others. Using the psychological knowledge you have acquired, you will apply your learnings to a forensic context by studying core modules in The Psychology of Crime, Investigation, and Punishment, Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System; and Investigative Forensic Psychology. In these modules you will explore why people commit crimes, why some people are more vulnerable to be victimised and how effectively people are able to describe or recognise a suspect. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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  • Year 1

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From Friday 5 July: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm (weekdays only) Thursday 15 August: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Friday 16 August: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Saturday 17 August: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Sunday 18 August: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm From Monday 19 August: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( weekdays only)

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Forensic Psychology at Keele University - UCAS