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Forensic Psychology is located at the intersection between Psychology and Criminology. The discipline involves applying evidence-based practice underpinned by psychological theories to improve the experience and outcomes of individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice and penal systems.
Students on this course will explore core psychological areas, such as Biopsychology, Cognitive psychology, Developmental Psychology, Individual differences, Social psychology, and research methods alongside carefully curated criminology courses which link psychological theory to the criminal justice environment, offender behaviours and issues of forensic investigation.
Why study this course?
Blending strengths of Newman in Psychology and criminology
Forensic content threaded throughout all three years of study.
- Learn about broader societal and psychological factors which affect criminal behaviours.
Forensic psychology is the study of human behaviour, with a particular focus on the behaviour of professionals, offenders and victims of crime. It explores a wide range of fascinating areas from how we think and how we see other people, to how children develop, how relationships are formed, and how we can help people in distress. Students will be given opportunity to apply this psychological knowledge and understanding to work within criminal contexts. Forensic psychology offers many potential career paths, and in addition to the career opportunities usually offered by psychology, graduates from this course may expect to work in areas relating to the criminal justice system as practitioners, administrators, policy makers or researchers. Studying forensic psychology at Newman provides you with a solid grounding in all core areas of psychology, but with particular strengths in considering how psychology is applied to the ‘real world’. Many of our lecturers have particular specialisms in applied psychology or criminology, and this gives this degree programme its distinctive approach and appeal.
This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and students gaining at least a lower 2nd class honours degree are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS, which means you’ll have taken your first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Newman University|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||You must achieve at least 104 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
As a points tariff of 104 points is not a combination attainable Access Students must achieve a 106 point tariff requirement with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course.
e.g. D27-M0-P18; D24-M6-P15; D21-M12-P12; D18-M18-P9; D15-M24-P6; D12-M24-P3; D9-M36-P0
On enrolment this degree requires 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalent) including English and mathematics.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://newman.ac.uk/course/forensic-psychology-bsc-hons/full-time/
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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0121 476 1181
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