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Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

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UCAS CODE: CL83

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This BPS accredited course covers the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system, exploring police investigation, false confessions, expert witnesses, jury behaviour and treatment of complex offenders and gives you the chance to work on research projects such as offender profiling and crime analysis, criminal thinking styles and lie detection. Graduates from this course who achieve a Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS are eligible to apply to study forensic psychology at postgraduate level.

Typically, students opt for an accredited MSc programme, which the University offers - which corresponds with Stage One of the Forensic Psychology Diploma. An alternative route is to undertake a taught doctorate programme which will combine the taught elements of Stage One with the practice placements of Stage Two. Alternatively, you would be qualified to apply to study any area of psychology at post-graduate level that leads to chartership (e.g. Educational, Sport, Health etc.). Other career routes taken by former graduates include; undertaking a PhD (an apprenticeship in research), working in both officer and staff roles with the police (e.g. Witness Care Officer, Crime Reduction Adviser, Antisocial Behaviour Officer, Hate Crime Officer), research roles with the Ministry of Justice and client facing roles in youth offending, probation, prison, mental health, Womens Aid, etc.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,900per year

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University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    130th

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    94th out of 118 17

    69th out of 105 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    103 50%

    99th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%

    90th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    106th

    60
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 57%

    61st

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%

    83rd

    39
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    63rd

    51

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