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Liverpool John Moores University

Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice

UCAS Code: CM82
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Law by topic
Student score
79% MED
81% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

128 UCAS points required Average A Level offer ABB Mathematics or a science subject should be taken to full 'A' level LJMU will accept a combination of Band 4 qualifications e.g. A Levels and BTEC Diploma

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

30 IB Diploma points.

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Course at a glance ŠRecognised by the British Psychological Society ŠBrand new £57million campus with dedicated psychology labs ŠFascinating insight into the criminal mind and the criminal justice system ŠOne of the School of Lawâ??s most popular courses ŠDiverse range of careers in forensic psychology, the police, probation and prison services, drug and alcohol support, victim and witness support, and youth work

Modules

Level 4 core modules: Psychology, crime and law; criminal justice and criminology: an introduction; learning, cognitive and biological psychology; developmental and social psychology; research methods and statistics in psychology. Level 5 core modules: Sentencing and punishment; criminological theory; biological, cognitive and developmental psychology; social psychology and individual differences; research methods and statistics in psychology ii. Level 6 one of the following: Forensic psychology; dissertation; work placement plus 10,000-word critical essay/report.

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
22%
71%
7%

Year 1

50%
50%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are caring personal services

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the fourth most popular subject overall, one in 24 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates – far more than there are jobs in psychology – this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business. With a mix of good people skills and with excellent number and data handling skills, a psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes – but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
340 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are legal associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive – often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion – about one in 17 last year – of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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