This course integrates the core areas of psychology. This approach is especially beneficial for forensic psychology where all aspects of the discipline are relevant to the profession.
In addition to the British Psychological Society (BPS) core areas that you will study, you will also take an integrated perspective to examine criminality and legal issues. You will develop vital skills for forensic psychology such as using psychometric tests and working with other disciplines.
93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
- This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society
You will be taught via lectures and seminars, but also student-centric models such as problem-based learning, using your own psychological knowledge to address realistic issues. You will learn how to conduct psychological research and throughout the course will carry out your own research.
Assessment methods include traditional essays and exams, but also case studies, expert witness reports, and historical reviews of crimes. Extensive feedback is provided, both formatively through one-to-one student-lecturer meetings during seminars and summatively on submitted assignments. Our feedforward system will help you to identify the key components for you to work on and how you can achieve this.
Graduates from this course may go on to study forensic psychology at postgraduate level in order to become a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. Chartered Forensic Psychologists may be employed in prisons, rehabilitation units, and secure hospitals working with criminals. This involves assessing prisoners, formulating treatment and rehabilitation plans, evaluating their progress, and making expert recommendations to the parole board and in criminal proceedings. They can earn between £20,000-£70,000.
Forensic psychologists are usually employed in prisons, by courts, and in secure hospitals. However, many of our graduates go on to follow non-psychology career routes in management, social work, public services, human resources, and teaching due to the highly transferable skills you will gain.