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Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Explore how psychological knowledge informs criminal investigations and forensic practice, and help to understand offending behaviour on this BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).While a psychology degree covers the mind and behaviour in a wider sense, studying forensic psychology means focusing on the way people think, act and feel in relation to crime and legal issues.- Put your investigative techniques to the test in our Forensic Interviewing Suite, which features thermal imaging cameras, eye tracking and virtual reality (VR) technology and advanced digital and video analysis- Use our motion capture studios, which feature the latest Vicon optical system, to explore the mechanics and perception of human movement- Have the chance to study abroad or take part in a year-long work placement, boosting your employability prospects after the course- Learn from forensic psychology practitioners involved in the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology, the largest academic research centre for forensic psychology in the UK- Become eligible to apply for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (with a 2:2 or higher) – an essential first step to becoming a professional forensic psychologist**Accredited by:**This degree confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Graduate Basis for Registration.**Careers and opportunities**On this BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, you'll gain hands-on experience conducting research on forensic topics with developments at the forefront of psychological science. You’ll explore the patterns and behaviours of offenders and victims, build skills in gathering and analysing forensic data, and learn how to present your findings.When you complete the course with a 2:2 or higher, you'll be eligible for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS), which is an essential first step to becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. To become Chartered, you'll also need to do further academic training for up to 5 years, including an MSc Forensic Psychology.**What can you do with a Forensic Psychology degree?**Many graduates go on to do an MSc in Forensic Psychology after the course. You could also start a career in areas such as:- teaching- health associated professions- social welfare- police work- probation service- research**Graduate roles and destinations**Roles our previous graduates have gone on to include:- clinical psychologist- forensic psychologist- educational psychologist- counsellor- health planning analystThey've taken roles in the following organisations:- National Probation Service- Ministry of Defence- North East London NHS Foundation Trust**Placement year**After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the field. A placement year gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real workplace, boosting your employability and making you stand out to employers after the course.You can work for a company or organisation here in the UK or overseas, or you could go independent by setting up and running your own business with other students.**Potential prison placements**Previous students have completed work placements in medium secure units, youth offending teams and prisons, including:- HMP Bronzefield- HMP Ford- HMP Winchester**Potential placement destinations**Other students have taken placement roles in organisations including:- Broadmoor High Security Hospital- Hampshire Constabulary Student Watch- Catch 22 - a not-for-profit business involved in offender management, rehabilitation and victim services - Motiv8 - a charity working for safer communities for young people and

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,300per year

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 118 15

  • Entry standards

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.10 82%

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    9

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