University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic and Criminal Psychology

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Course summary

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BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Psychology Offering a fascinating combination of Criminology and Psychology, this degree is the ideal preparation for a career focused on understanding, reducing and preventing criminal behaviour. Why choose this course? You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of the rapidly expanding field of forensic and criminal psychology – including criminal profiling, investigative interviewing and rehabilitation of offenders – and how it can be used to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the justice system today. This course received 90% for academic support and assessment and feedback in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020. Is this course for you? If you want to apply psychological theories and research to real-life criminal justice problems, this is the course for you. You’ll choose from modules covering everything from psychopathy to murder investigations, hate crime to domestic abuse. How you will learn BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Psychology concentrates on evidence-based practice and prepares you to become a capable researcher, skilled in analysing data and policies. Our teaching entails a compelling mix of lectures, seminars, role plays and workshops, delivered by research-active lecturers and practising criminal justice professionals. Opportunities and experiences There are regular fieldtrips to courts, prisons and youth offender training centres, plus the chance to meet leading figures from the profession through our vibrant guest speaker programme. Careers and employability Graduates who can draw on knowledge of criminal psychology are in high demand. BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Psychology paves the way to fulfilling careers in professions including the police, probation and prison services, and youth offending teams. It can also lead to roles in research and policy-making within the criminal justice system. Did you know? We also offer this course:

  • With a Foundation Year

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeML96
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Forensic and Criminal Psychology at University of Derby - UCAS