University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forensic Psychology

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Course summary

Why Forensic Psychology? Our Forensic Psychology degree will prepare you for a rewarding career, whether you’re looking to progress to further study and become a forensic psychologist, or are interested in a range of roles in the criminal justice system, security services, victim support or youth work. You’ll examine different types of offenders and offences ranging from anti-social behaviour, to sexual violence and terrorism, as well as the impact on victims and the help they may need to give witness evidence. Forensic content will be integral to your studies rather than just an ‘added extra’, while our course is also designed to ensure you complete the core curriculum requirements set by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You’ll cover essential topics including risks and protective factors in psychological development, intelligence and investigations, and understanding the criminal mind. You can also tailor your degree to match your own interests and career ambitions, learning about specialist subject areas such as addictive behaviours, serious crime analysis and behavioural investigative advice, responding to sexual violence, and crime scene forensics. Drawing on the expert knowledge of our lecturers, you’ll build hands-on experience throughout your time with us. From collecting, analysing and presenting evidence in exercises that model the journey from crime scene to court, to evaluating case studies and preparing research reports, you’ll learn how forensic psychologists apply psychological knowledge to real-world situations. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C816
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C/4 in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet our tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Forensic Psychology at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS