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, accredited by The British Psychological Society, 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.
What does this course lead to?
This degree provides an excellent starting point for a career in the police, prison and probation services and in mental health settings. It can also lead to postgraduate training if you wish to work towards registered or chartered status as a psychologist.
Who is this course for?
Solent’s BSc (Hons) Psychology (Forensic and Psychopathology) programme will be of particular interest to students considering pursuing careers in forensic settings such as the police, prison and probation services or in mental health settings.
Postgraduate study and training is essential if you want to become a chartered psychologist and to register as a practitioner psychologist with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC).