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University of Chichester

Criminology and Forensic Psychology

UCAS Code: C8M9

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs in English language, mathematics and a science at grade 4 / C or above.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Forensic psychology

Criminology

Are you interested in why people violate social norms and engage in deviant behaviour?

This full-time three year programme provides a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of criminological and forensic psychology, mental health, human rights and diversity, legal frameworks and crime. The programme is designed to develop understanding of biological, cognitive, developmental, individual difference and social psychological principles, theories and empirical findings that underlie everyday experience. You will then develop your knowledge of a wide range of criminal, delinquent and deviant behaviour through an in-depth understanding of criminology and forensic psychology, culminating in the opportunity to conduct an independent dissertation project in an area of your choice.

Course content
The BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Psychology programme has been designed to meet the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS). You will be eligible for a Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS. The programme explores knowledge in both criminological and forensic psychology as well as everyday functions. Through lectures, workshops and small group seminars, the programme is designed to encourage critical thinking by evaluating perspectives on psychology and crime. Practical experiments are used as a foundation for understanding and explanation. You will learn to link the development of research and analytic skills to explanations relevant to everyday experiences, as well as those in the forensic context. Laboratory experience and skills development is embedded within this process, as is practical experience of research participation, linking the development of research and analytic skills to explaining behaviours relevant to everyday functioning and experiences. The dissertation allows a range of intellectual and practical skills to be assessed, and for students to choose an area of interest or relevance for to future employment.
Areas that we explore at BSc include level include:
- Criminological Psychology

- Sexual Offending

- Young People and Crime

- Legal Frameworks

- Human Rights, Diversity and Duty of Care

- Mental Health and Forensic Psychology

- Developmental Psychology

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Chichester

Department:

Psychology

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Social sciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

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
92%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
15%
Caring personal services
13%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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.

£16,200
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Childcare and related personal services
29%
Welfare professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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