Solent University (Southampton)

Psychology (Forensic and Psychopathology) Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Southampton Solent University

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Are you interested in human psychology? Keen to work in the probation, criminal justice or forensic psychology fields? This degree aims to help you develop a broad knowledge of psychology and develop an understanding of what motivates criminal behaviour and how psychology can help rehabilitate offenders.

This course focuses on how psychology works in the real world, and explores a wide variety of themes, including theories and models of criminal behaviour, offenders with mental health issues, rehabilitation, and forensic psychology in the workplace.

The course places a strong emphasis on developing work-based skills. Students hone their problem-solving skills through case studies and gain practical insights into the work of a psychologist. Additionally, students have the opportunity to do a work placement in your third year.

Psychology students here at Solent have full access to the University’s specialist facilities which include computer labs and experimental cubicles, as well as psychophysiological recording equipment and eye-tracking apparatus.

Teaching is delivered by course team with extensive professional and academic experience, and close links with industry. Through these links, past psychology students have benefitted from guest talks from industry, such as offender managers, voluntary agency workers and members of the prison service.

Course details

Modules

Year one: CORE UNITS *Exploring Psychology *Psychology across the Lifespan *Methods and Analysis in Psychology *Psychology in the Real-World *Debates in Psychology *Applications of Psychology. Year two: CORE UNITS *Brain and Behaviour *The Social Individual *Psychological Research *Psychological Research in Action *Psychological wellbeing *Psychology of Crime. Year three: CORE UNIT *Educational Psychology Research Project *Developing Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology. OPTIONS *Applied Psychopathology *CBT & Mindfulness-based approaches *Behaviour Change for Health & Wellbeing *Advanced Analytical methods. For a complete list of units, please visit the website.


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 code C80C
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points.
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above.
Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year.
We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.
Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level CCC GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AS In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
HNC (BTEC) P - D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
HND (BTEC) P - M GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6)

We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses.

• Level 5 (year 2) entry

To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

• Level 6 (year 3) entry

To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
Southampton
SO14 0YN


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023 8001 1722

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Additional information

Clearing Hotline Opening Hours 5/7/2019 - 14/8/2019 - 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30 pm Friday, Thursday 15 Aug: 7.30am to 7.30pm Friday 16 Aug: 7.30 am to 6.30pm Saturday 17 Aug: 9 am to 5 pm 19/8/2019 - 20/09/2019 - 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30 pm Friday


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