University of Lincoln

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology with Forensic Psychology

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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Psychology degree at Lincoln aims to provide students with a level of specialised knowledge in Forensic Psychology, as well as an understanding of key concepts and practices in Psychology in general. On this degree, which is informed by the latest theory and research, you have the opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of the field and the chance to gain knowledge and an understanding of the range of skills required to work in forensic settings. Students are expected to gain a realistic insight into the day-to-day work of a Forensic Psychologist and an appreciation for the knowledge and skills needed to achieve success in this career path. The course aims to place this in context through regular lectures by experienced, practising Psychologists. A range of Forensic Psychologists, Clinicians and Practitioners from different forensic services also contribute to the course.

Course details

Modules

Forensic psychology is concerned with understanding the patterns, motives, mindsets and behaviours of people who commit crime. This relates to the processes of investigation, understanding different types of criminal behaviour, and the impact on victims and witnesses. In addition, the degree content aims to focus on the criminal justice system in relation to the courts and post-conviction forensic settings, such as prison, probation and forensic mental health. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C890
Institution code:
L39
Campus name:
Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


English language requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/


Unistats information

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82%
Student satisfaction
45%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15900 Year 1

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost
Psychology with Forensic Psychology at University of Lincoln - UCAS