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Manchester Metropolitan University

Forensic Psychology

UCAS Code: P258

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Excluding General Studies

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Acceptable subjects are Psychology, Social Sciences, biology/Human Sciences and Health Professions

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Grade 5 at standard or 4 at Higher Level in English Language and Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120
89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Forensic psychology

Forensic psychology is the application of psychological theory and research to understand crime and the criminal justice system.

This course introduces you to the range of contexts that forensic psychologists work in, and aims to build the key skills you'll require to successfully work as a practitioner psychologist.

As well as covering the core British Psychological Society (BPS) psychology content, you'll study a range of topics within forensic psychology, such as offender behaviour, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, police investigations and the treatment of offenders.

When you successfully complete this degree and graduate with a minimum of a second-class honours classification and pass your Year 3 dissertation research project, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

**Features and benefits**
- This degree programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which means that providing you graduate from your course here at Manchester Met with a minimum of a 2:2 honours classification and you pass your dissertation research project, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS

- You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes 12 experimental testing laboratories and six psychology laboratories

- The Department of Psychology is home to the Applied Psychology and Well-Being Research Group

- Our academic team at Manchester Met includes practising researchers, counsellors, and forensic and community psychologists who all draw on their own expertise to inform their teaching and research

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

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.

79%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

86%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£16,354
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Caring personal services
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£15k

£15k

£18k

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£20k

£20k

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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