Are you interested in the psychological aspects of criminology and forensics? Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Criminological and Forensic Psychology with foundation year degree is a dynamic course that reflects contemporary approaches to offending behaviour. During the final year of this course, you’ll engage with professional settings, providing valuable work experience for your CV. Studying in our well-respected, vibrant learning and research culture, the University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Criminological and Forensic Psychology with foundation year degree allows you to develop an in-depth understanding of offending behaviour from the perspectives of both offender and victim. We are committed to bringing criminological and forensic psychology to life away from the classroom by offering you an array of innovative and practical learning opportunities. The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of psychology, social sciences and research methods alongside study skills development. It’s designed to prepare you for degree-level study. Our supportive and experienced team will help you gain a strong foundation in the theories and practice of psychology, focusing on forensic theories including aggression, sexual offending, terrorism and delinquent behaviour. We’ll also lead you in an exploration of legal and court psychology, including interviewing techniques used by the police and issues around court testimony. The course can lead to a range of careers, including the prison service, health, police, probation service, victim support and services targeting families of offenders or victims, or further study. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, the course enables you, on achievement of the required grade, to progress to additional professional qualifications and employment as a registered psychologist.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English Language and Mathematics. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).|
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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