BSc (Hons) Forensic 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. 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 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 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
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.5; with at least IELTS 6.0 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Derby