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Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Northampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course will provide you with a unique opportunity to understand how psychological knowledge informs forensic practice. We will provide you with hands-on experience of conducting scientific research on forensic topics alongside the development of core developmental, cognitive, social, and biological skills. Throughout the duration of this undergraduate course, you will have the flexibility to choose from a range of modules. The combination of module choices will allow you to examine all aspects of criminal behaviour from pathways into crime, to crime scene behaviours, and criminal profiling techniques.You will be introduced to the key themes, theories, and research of psychology and forensic psychology at level 4. At level 5 you will take a closer look at social and developmental issues and theories, and be introduced to contemporary topics in Forensic Psychology, including ethical, legal, and moral dilemmas. Level 6 is focused upon a more advanced critical understanding of the specialist topics within forensic psychology, including both research and practice. A core research methods and skills module will run through each year, allowing you to progressively develop your ability to plan and conduct scientific research independently.You will be supported to conduct your own research, work on real-life case studies, and have the opportunity to engage in presentations at relevant professional conferences.The Positive Psychology modules which run in Stage 1 and 3 will help you to develop transferable psychological skills and knowledge to solve real-world problems, whilst supporting emotional wellbeing when studying sensitive topics.You will be invited to talks with external forensic psychology experts in both research and practice, across a range of different careers. This will provide you with invaluable ‘insider’ information and enable you to make informed decisions about your future aspirations within forensic psychology.Stage 1Introduction to PsychologyPsychology in PracticeInvestigating PsychologyFoundations of forensic psychologyBecoming a psychologistPositive Psychology applied in investigating crimeStage 2Development & SocietyResearch Methods and StatisticsPersonality and the fundamentals of psychologyForensic risk assessmentBiological and Cognitive Psychology: Mechanisms of the mindForensic PsychologyStage 3Core ModulesDissertation – Focused on a forensic topicForensic Intervention and rehabilitationOptional Modules (You will choose three)Clinical approaches to the criminal mindCriminal profiling and behaviour analysis.Pathways into crime and addictionForensic psychology in practice- placement optionCognitive biases and the lawApplying positive psychology

Application deadline

26 January

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University information

University of Northampton

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  • Campus address

    Main Site, The University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5PH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    107th out of 118 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    109 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    36.0 36%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%



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