Forensic Psychology (Q82) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Forensic Psychology (Q82)

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Course summary

What makes people do harm to others? What is a psychopath? How do you conduct an intervention with someone convicted of a violent crime, or help someone who has been the victim of crime? This degree explores these and many other important psychological questions relating to crime and justice. You’ll examine how forensic psychologists use evidence derived from research to contribute to debates and policy on crime, policing, criminal justice and rehabilitation; and how psychology is critical to understanding education, employment, mental health, and relationships. Key features of the course

  • Covers key concepts, theories, methods and debates in forensic psychology
  • ​Gives you an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically
  • Takes an applied approach to tackling issues such as counselling vulnerable clients
  • Relevant to careers in the criminal justice system, the care and resettlement of offenders, victim support, crime prevention and social justice.


This degree has three stages. At Stage 1 you'll be introduced to core academic skills and concepts from either a social sciences or psychology and counselling prespective. You’ll follow this with your first core psychology module At Stage 2 you'll explore a wide range of real-life problems and issues to which psychology has been applied, along with a variety of research and practical skills used by professional psychologists. Finally, at Stage 3, you'll specialise in psychology as it has been applied to criminal justice contexts, including counselling and forensic psychology in prisons. You'll complete your degree with an independent research project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Forensic Psychology (Q82) at Open University - UCAS