Forensic Psychology

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Are you ready to delve into the human mind and investigate what motivates offending behaviour? You'll question whether it's safe to release violent prisoners early, if sex offenders can ever be rehabilitated and if we can prevent young people from getting involved in crime. And more importantly, you'll form your own opinions by applying psychological theories to criminal behaviour. You'll cover the core theories and themes in psychology, as well as exploring specialist forensic psychology topics which include theories of crime, risk assessment and treatment of offenders, forensic mental health, self-harm and suicide in prison and offending behaviour programmes. You'll be taught by practitioners and academics in the field of forensic psychology, who'll give you personal support throughout your degree. We're renowned for the quality of our teaching, which draws on our lecturers' extensive backgrounds in HM Prison Service, National Probation Service and the Ministry of Justice. You'll also learn from visiting employers and industry professionals through regular workshops and talks. In your final year, you'll get the chance to specialise in your preferred area of Forensic Psychology, with a choice of subjects that includes health, child development, counselling and mental health. Placement opportunities ​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Forensic Psychology includes a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement or volunteering option in your second year. Look forward to hands-on experience in prisons, secure units, drug services and more. And if none of those interest you, we'll help you find a placement that does. Choosing Forensic Psychology doesn't restrict you. If you want to continue to develop your employability skills, you can also choose to take a Forensic Practitioner module as an option in your third year. Graduate opportunities You can explore exciting roles in the Prison Service, Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service and the police. The NHS, private practice, charities and education are also great options, plus this degree opens doors to plenty of other careers within psychology. Your degree will also prepare you for postgraduate study in any area of psychology.

Course details


As well as studying the core areas of Psychology, you will also cover a range of Forensic Psychology topics within your specific programme modules, such as: Theories of crime; Risk and treatment of violent and sexual offenders; Forensic Mental Health; Self-harm and suicide in prison; Offending behaviour programmes.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCF84
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Forensic Psychology at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS