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Newman University, Birmingham

Forensic Psychology

UCAS Code: C816

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

Entry requirements


As a points tariff of 104 points is not a combination attainable Access Students must achieve a 106 point tariff requirement with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. e.g. D27-M0-P18; D24-M6-P15; D21-M12-P12; D18-M18-P9; D15-M24-P6; D12-M24-P3; D9-M36-P0

UCAS Tariff

104-144

You must achieve at least 104 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Forensic psychology

Criminology

Forensic Psychology is located at the intersection between Psychology and Criminology. The discipline involves applying evidence-based practice underpinned by psychological theories to improve the experience and outcomes of individuals who come into contact with the criminal justice and penal systems.

Students on this course will explore core psychological areas, such as Biopsychology, Cognitive psychology, Developmental Psychology, Individual differences, Social psychology, and research methods alongside carefully curated criminology courses which link psychological theory to the criminal justice environment, offender behaviours and issues of forensic investigation.

**Why study this course?**
- Blending strengths of Newman in Psychology and criminology

- Forensic content threaded throughout all three years of study.

- Learn about broader societal and psychological factors which affect criminal behaviours.

Forensic psychology is the study of human behaviour, with a particular focus on the behaviour of professionals, offenders and victims of crime. It explores a wide range of fascinating areas from how we think and how we see other people, to how children develop, how relationships are formed, and how we can help people in distress. Students will be given opportunity to apply this psychological knowledge and understanding to work within criminal contexts. Forensic psychology offers many potential career paths, and in addition to the career opportunities usually offered by psychology, graduates from this course may expect to work in areas relating to the criminal justice system as practitioners, administrators, policy makers or researchers. Studying forensic psychology at Newman provides you with a solid grounding in all core areas of psychology, but with particular strengths in considering how psychology is applied to the ‘real world’. Many of our lecturers have particular specialisms in applied psychology or criminology, and this gives this degree programme its distinctive approach and appeal.

**This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and students gaining at least a lower 2nd class honours degree are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS, which means you’ll have taken your first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newman University

Department:

Psychology and Counselling

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.

86%
high
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
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

81%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
30%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Sociology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
29%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
79%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
18%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
14%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Sociology

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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
19%
Childcare and related personal services
13%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

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.

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£18k

£22k

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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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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