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Criminology with Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

What causes criminal behaviour? How does psychology inform our understandings of crime, criminality, and criminal justice? This degree will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the basics of criminology, and explores how psychology can be applied to the criminal justice system and the law.Our Criminology with Forensic Psychology BSc offers an exciting opportunity to study fundamental criminological theory and concepts, and allows you to gain a detailed understanding of the role of forensic psychology in both research and practice.You will study Introduction to Forensic Psychology in the first year, alongside three other core modules, which focus on theories of crime, criminal justice, and victims of crime. The first year of the degree gives you the foundational knowledge and academic skills that you need to progress into the second and final years.In the second year, you will explore the use of forensic psychology in investigative and legal criminal justice settings, alongside modules in Punishment and Rehabilitation and research methods. In the third year, you will take Using Psychology in Secure Settings and Criminal Justice and Mental Disorder, alongside modules that prepare you for the completion of your Student Research Project. In your final year, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your degree with a range of option modules..Leicester ranks #2 in the UK for teaching Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2021). We are one of very few Schools in the country exclusively dedicated to teaching and researching criminology, and we are home to some of the UK’s leading criminologists. As such, you will benefit from a pure, focused and definitive education in the study of crime. Our strong performance in the National Student Survey since it began in 2005 reflects the popularity of the course among our students, as well as the dedication of the academic staff. In the School of Criminology our research expertise feeds directly into our teaching, providing innovative and exciting content, as well as keeping you abreast of current debates on crime and criminal justice. Our award-winning research has real impact in wider society, and it influences policy and practice within the UK and beyond. Our research strengths include:*Desistance and rehabilitation*Domestic violence*Forensic science*Hate crime*Investigative psychology*Policing*Prisons*Sex work

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,500per year

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University information

University of Leicester

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  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 118 2

    32nd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    126 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    124 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%



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