Forensic Psychology (4 years full time including sandwich year) at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Psychology (4 years full time including sandwich year)

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This is a rare opportunity to obtain a specialist forensic psychology qualification that is also accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • You'll be taught by and conduct research with forensic staff with a wide range of expertise.
  • Hands-on opportunities to apply your learning to real-world issues.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course If you’ve ever wondered what drives some people to commit crimes, from everyday offences to high-profile cases, this course may be for you. Forensic psychology seeks to understand the elements that contribute to criminal behaviour so that we can create a safer, more just society. In forensic psychology, you’ll explore biological, social, developmental, cognitive, and psychological perspectives to help tackle pressing issues in the criminal justice system and society at large. You’ll also take several criminology modules to investigate how sociological, legal and political systems interact in shaping the way in which we classify crime and treat those who commit it. You’ll develop practical skills by working with risk assessments, researching possible treatment plans, engaging with the parole process, and observing criminal trials. You can also gain valuable experience through work-based practice or observation. Sandwich Year This course has a sandwich year which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities This degree is the first step toward a fulfilling and challenging career. Graduates may find work in the prison and probation service, the court system, police departments, community rehabilitation settings, or in policy-making roles.


Example modules:

  • Crime, Law and Justice
  • Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviour
  • Psychology of Investigations and Cyber-Behaviour
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

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

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Forensic Psychology (4 years full time including sandwich year) at Kingston University - UCAS