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.
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.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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:
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