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Kingston University

Forensic Psychology including Foundation Year

UCAS Code: C816

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

48 points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects or equivalent

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Forensic psychology

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

- This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You’ll be eligible for Graduate Membership and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership – the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. With further training, you can begin a career in forensic psychology.

- This is one of the few courses in the UK to offer a specialist forensic psychology qualification.

**This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences**

The foundation year takes place the year before your degree. You will study four year-long modules that cover all subject areas (psychology, economics, sociology and politics) within social sciences. Upon successful completion of this foundation year you will progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree.

**About this course**

This degree focuses on the psychological aspects of criminal investigations, the psychology of offending behaviour, and the connections between mental disorders and offending behaviours.

This course studies the social, biological and cognitive components underlying criminal behaviour. You’ll examine the impact of crime on the broader community, key concepts and theories in forensic psychology, relationships between brain and behaviour, interaction within groups, and how human beings learn and develop.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable theoretical and empirical experience and to research a topic for dissertation. Choosing from a range of option modules, you’ll be able to tailor your studies to your own interests and aspirations. There is also the opportunity for work-based practice or observation.

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Psychology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Forensic psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Caring personal services
8%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Forensic psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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