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Our exciting and highly stimulating Forensic Psychology course will equip you for a future career in the courts or the wider criminal justice system. Your arena will be crime in all its forms as you bring your wide knowledge of psychological theory to bear upon the behaviour of offenders. Building from the broad grounding we’ll give you in basic psychology, you’ll specialise in analysing the relationship between psychological and social factors and criminal or deviant behaviour. You’ll also investigate how the criminal courts approach their dealings with suspects and defendants, victims and witnesses. A degree in forensic psychology will help you build a career in organisations such as the police, the probation and prison services, youth offending teams, and drug referral and treatment agencies. It will also put you in a good position to apply for the specialised postgraduate training needed to become a practising forensic psychologist.
Core modules for the course are: Researching Psychological Worlds (core), Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social and Differential (core), Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core), Thinking like a Psychologist (core), Researching Psychological Worlds 2 (core), Applications of Psychobiology, Individual Differences and Social Psychology (core), Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core), Forensic Psychology: The Justice System (core), Psychological Research Project (core), Employability and Developing your Graduate Career Pathway (core), Forensic Psychology: Criminal Conduct (core). You would also get to choose from a huge number of option modules.
Assessment is by a mix of coursework and examination. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final year project. The majority of assessment at Level 4 is by coursework, to provide maximum formative feedback to students. At Levels 4 and 5, the balance of coursework and examination will depend on option choice, but half of Level 6 is given to an empirical research coursework project and an employability module. Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Programme Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the programme.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Stratford Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*|
For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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