You’ll examine how forensic psychologists use evidence derived from research to contribute to debates and policy on crime, policing, criminal justice and rehabilitation; and how psychology is critical to understanding education, employment, mental health, and relationships.
Key features of the Forensic Psychology (Honours) course at The Open University UK
- Covers key concepts, theories, methods and debates in forensic psychology
- Gives you an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically
- Takes an applied approach to tackling issues such as counselling vulnerable clients
- Relevant to careers in the criminal justice system, the care and resettlement of offenders, victim support, crime prevention and social justice.
Skills for career development
As well as specific knowledge about forensic psychology, this degree course will help you to develop many transferable and work-related skills that are highly valued by employers. These include:
- effective team-working
- independent and critical thinking
- IT and data handling
- analysing and evaluating diverse sources of information, including qualitative and quantitative data
- designing and carrying out research projects, and presenting their findings
- problem-solving and reasoning
- application of learning to real world problems and situations
- independent learning.
This degree is relevant to a broad range of careers. This includes working within the criminal justice system, such as the prison and probation services, and organisations concerned with the care and resettlement of offenders, victim support, crime prevention, social care and social justice.
Please note that this degree does not qualify you to practise as a forensic psychologist – although it provides ideal preparation for the additional training required.
A career as a professional psychologist in the applied areas of psychology will require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree – for which this degree course provides useful preparation.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulated titles include:
- clinical psychologist
- counselling psychologist
- educational psychologist
- forensic psychologist
- health psychologist
- occupational psychologist
- sports and exercise psychologist.
This degree is accredited by The British Psychological Society and excellent preparation for the further study needed to qualify to practice as a forensic psychologist, as you will not be qualified with this degree alone.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Investigating psychology
- Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary
- Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPsychology Forensic Science Counselling View 75 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
- At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.
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