University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminological and Forensic Psychology with foundation year

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Course summary

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 offers you an in-depth understanding of offending behaviour from both offender and victim perspectives. 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. As a graduate of this course, you'll be well prepared to pursue further study and careers in a variety of areas, including the prison service, health, police, probation service, victim support and services targeting families of offenders or victims. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, our course enables you, on achievement of the required grade, to progress to further professional qualifications and employment as a registered psychologist.

Course details

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CF85
Institution code:
B44
Campus name:
University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics. We'll be happy to consider your application if you have non-traditional entry qualifications, relevant experience, or a suitable portfolio of work that we deem a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course. 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

https://www.bolton.ac.uk/course/PSY003-F-UOB-FX/2023-24/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If 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.

https://www.bolton.ac.uk/international/international-general-entry-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £48600* Whole course
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £48600* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Criminological and Forensic Psychology with foundation year at University of Bolton - UCAS