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Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The highlights

  • This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of a second class honours is achieved, is the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist
  • You will focus on real-life criminal justice problems and explore potential solutions
  • We cover the latest thinking on subjects as varied as hate crime, domestic abuse and murder investigations
  • Fieldtrips to courts and prisons will give you vital insights while criminal justice professionals will share their experiences with you
  • Our teaching team includes leading experts who are conducting influential research in the field
  • We support you to conduct your own original research and contribute to the growing knowledge base about criminal psychology
  • Opportunity to achieve an additional professional qualification in youth justice.

About the course

How does criminal behaviour develop? Are psychopaths born or made? Are eyewitnesses accurate? How should we rehabilitate offenders? These are just some of the challenging questions you will explore on our stimulating degree.

We are one of the few universities in the UK to offer an integrated degree dedicated to the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system. Forensic and criminal psychology is increasingly used to inform practice within the justice system and there is a growing demand for professionals who can draw on knowledge of the subject in a wide range of roles and contexts.

Our BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Psychology enables you to apply psychological theories, methods and research to some of the critical challenges facing the criminal justice system today.

You will cover all the main areas of psychology and gain a thorough understanding of complex issues such as criminal behaviour and the personal consequences of crime. There is the chance to focus on specialist areas ranging from cybercrime to domestic abuse, hate crime to psychopathy, mentally disordered offenders to substance misuse. Among the latest additions to the portfolio are optional modules in subjects such as addictive behaviours and schizophrenia.

Throughout, we emphasise the importance of evidence-based practice so you will research real-life criminal justice problems and seek pragmatic solutions to address those problems.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 118 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    114 55%

    69th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    96th

    35
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    6

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