Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Psychology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit Forensic Psychology Explore the fascinating complexity of the human mind to understand what motivates people to commit crime. Our Forensic Psychology BSc offers a great starting point for a career focused on understanding, reducing and preventing criminal behaviour in a range of professions including the police, probation and prison services, and youth offending teams. Why choose this course?

  • This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)
  • Develop systematic and scientific understanding of the core areas of psychology as well as specialised knowledge in forensic psychology
  • Enhance your career prospects by gaining hands-on work experience with our optional placement year
  • Experience new cultures and broaden your horizons by choosing to spend a year studying abroad
  • Take part in research-driven and external-facing projects which address current controversies and debates
You will explore the compelling intersection between psychology and crime to apply psychological theories, methods and research to some of the critical challenges facing our criminal justice system. As no prior knowledge of the subject is required, we will carefully guide you in developing a solid grounding in the core areas of Psychology specified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum. You will learn about biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology as well as individual differences and historical issues. You will also gain fundamental scientific skills in research design, statistics, qualitative and survey methods, to conduct research and critically analyse that of others. Using the psychological knowledge you have acquired, you will apply your learnings to a forensic context by studying core modules in The Psychology of Crime, Investigation, and Punishment, Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System; and Investigative Forensic Psychology. In these modules you will explore why people commit crimes, why some people are more vulnerable to be victimised and how effectively people are able to describe or recognise a suspect. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website:
Forensic Psychology with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS