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University of East London

Forensic Psychology

UCAS Code: C816

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Forensic psychology

Our exciting and highly stimulating Forensic Psychology course will equip you for a future career in the courts or the wider criminal justice system. Your arena will be crime in all its forms as you bring your wide knowledge of psychological theory to bear upon the behaviour of offenders.

Building from the broad grounding we’ll give you in basic psychology, you’ll specialise in analysing the relationship between psychological and social factors and criminal or deviant behaviour.

You’ll also investigate how the criminal courts approach their dealings with suspects and defendants, victims and witnesses.

A degree in forensic psychology will help you build a career in organisations such as the police, the probation and prison services, youth offending teams, and drug referral and treatment agencies.

It will also put you in a good position to apply for the specialised postgraduate training needed to become a practising forensic psychologist.

Modules

Core modules for the course are: Researching Psychological Worlds (core), Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social and Differential (core), Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core), Thinking like a Psychologist (core), Researching Psychological Worlds 2 (core), Applications of Psychobiology, Individual Differences and Social Psychology (core), Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core), Forensic Psychology: The Justice System (core), Psychological Research Project (core), Employability and Developing your Graduate Career Pathway (core), Forensic Psychology: Criminal Conduct (core). You would also get to choose from a huge number of option modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mix of coursework and examination. Coursework includes essays,
research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final year project. The majority of
assessment at Level 4 is by coursework, to provide maximum formative feedback to students.
At Levels 4 and 5, the balance of coursework and examination will depend on option choice,
but half of Level 6 is given to an empirical research coursework project and an employability
module.
Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with
the Programme Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the
programme.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

School 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.

80%
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.

Applied psychology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

77%
Library resources
85%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
46%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
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.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£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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