Psychology with Forensic Psychology
This Psychology with Forensic Psychology degree course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
On this course, as well as studying general psychology modules, you will specialise in understanding the psychological factors behind why people may commit criminal or deviant behaviour. You will use critical skills and evidence, based on research, to explore how forensic psychologists may contribute to debates on policing, crime, the criminal justice system and rehabilitation. Some examples of the factors that you may explore include; substance abuse issues and mental health disorders, as well as exploring the incidence of offending behaviours in different populations, e.g. children and youth. As well as understanding some of the reasons why people may commit offending behaviours, you will also explore the ways in which forensic psychologists can work to treat and rehabilitate offenders.
The first year of the course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the study of psychology. It is designed to provide a thorough grounding in the subject for those with no Psychology background while allowing those who have already studied Psychology to increase the breadth and depth of their understanding. The second year continues on the same basis enabling graduates to cover all the core topics be eligible for the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. In Year three, you complete a major research and an in-depth study of at least four topics selected from the full range of modules that are currently available, at least two of which specialise in forensic psychology.
For 2020 entry:
GCSE: C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science. Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:
- A Levels (applicants are strongly preferred to have at least one relevant science - Maths, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology and Science)
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: Minimum of DMM
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Access: 21 Distinction, 18 Merit and 6 Pass grades
- Welsh Baccalaureate
- Extended Project Qualification is accepted in a relevant subject
- General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted.
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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- Research Methods I
- Stress & Distress
- Scientific Writing & Comm I
- Faith and Culture
- Language and its Disorders
- Research Methods II
- Brain & Mind
- Scientific Writing & Comm II
- Learning to be Happy
- Applied Psychology
- Research Methods III
- Social Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Personality & Indiv Diffs
- Behavioural Psychology
- Research Methods IV
- Developmental Psychology
- Biological Psychology
- Aspects of Clinical Psychology
- Concepts in Psychology
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons).
BSc Forensic Psychology focuses in the forensics area but is still suitable for students who want to follow any of the main psychological professions (clinical psychology, educational psychology, counselling psychology, health psychology etc). In addition, there are careers open to graduates and postgraduates from any discipline. These include, for example, careers in management training, accountancy, teaching, nursing, social work, the police and the armed forces. Further, employers are usually looking for general or transferable skills, and a psychology degree arguably provides a unique combination of these as it is both a literate and numerate discipline.
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