36 months
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14045 GBP/year
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About

By taking the Criminal Psychology (Hons) programme from University of Derby, you explore the fascinating intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system, and gain a deeper understanding of the thorough processes, intentions, motivations and reactions of criminals in the context of their criminal behaviour.

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Overview

  • This Criminal Psychology (Hons) programme from University of Derby 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 (subject to availability and travel restrictions), to places such as, 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 forensic psychology
  • Opportunity to achieve an additional professional qualification in youth justice

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 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 Psychology programme enables you to apply psychological theories, methods and research to some of the critical challenges facing the criminal justice system today.

Careers

The skills and tools you gain on the BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology are valuable for a wide range of careers, including the probation service, the prison service, youth justice and youth offending teams.

You could also consider roles in research and policy-making within the criminal justice system or you could pursue a career in teaching and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological and Social Forensic Psychology
  • Reporting Forensic Psychology
  • Criminological Theory
  • Cognitive and Developmental Forensic Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Does Psychology Matter?

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 112-120
  • A Level BBB-BBC
  • BTEC DDM-DMM
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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