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? At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from a wide range of courses and professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, dynamic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community is alive with ideas. Become part of University of Gloucestershire and enjoy a diverse range of sports clubs, societies and activities whilst making friends for life and securing valuable professional connections. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2022 and based on 2019/20 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:
Francis Close Hall - Cheltenham
Campus code:
C

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 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.


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

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 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