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Forensic Investigative Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Winchester

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UCAS CODE: C816

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Benefit from dedicated laboratories and computer rooms where you can learn a variety of psychological research methods- Gain hands-on experience of experiments, issues and research at the forefront of forensic psychology today- Study in a supportive environment with your own personal tutor, plus one-to-one supervision for your final project- Gain a specialist degree in a rapidly growing field- Benefit from a team of research-active academics and experts who work at the forefront of the field and who use interactive and practical teaching approaches to bring theory and practice to life- Access to talks delivered by experts in the field, through the University of Winchester’s Forensic Investigative Psychology Research CentreAre you intrigued by human behaviour and fascinated by the way crimes are investigated and solved? We offer a stimulating programme which gives you all the benefits of a full Psychology degree while allowing you to focus on the rapidly developing and popular field of Investigative and Forensic Psychology.The criminal world is your broad field of study where you will learn the latest practical investigation techniques and build a wide knowledge of psychological theory to keep pace with the behaviour of offenders.Our versatile and innovative programme will be accredited by the British Psychological Society and is one of one of only a handful of undergraduate courses in the country specialising in Forensic Investigative Psychology. The focus is on giving you a strong understanding of the nature and development of Forensic Investigative Psychology while gaining vital employment related and academic skills.Delivered by high calibre, research-active experts in their fields, it’s an ideal degree if you aspire to work in the courts or the wider criminal justice system.In Year 1 you complete introductory modules in Psychology, including Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Psychological Research Methods. Alongside these, you take Psychology in Contemporary Society, Introduction to Psychopathology and Clinical Disorders, and Applied Skills for Learning and Development. In Year 2, you study Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Social Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Cognition and Behaviour, Developmental Psychology, and Applied Skills for Research and Practice.As well as your psychology research project, your final year features compulsory modules in Eyewitness Psychology and Psychology, Crime and the Criminal Justice System. Also in Year 3, you can choose from a wide range of optional modules available for you to explore your special interests. These may include Health Psychology, Psychology in the Workplace and Computational Skills in Psychology.There is also an option for you to undertake a volunteering module in Year 3, which may involve working in forensic related settings such as charities supporting families of prisoners or the witness service.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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UCAS Points : 112 - 120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    103rd out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    103 48%

    104th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    102nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    65th

    25

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