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Kingston University

Forensic Psychology (4 years full time including sandwich year)

UCAS Code: CC86

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

A-level Psychology is not essential but must be passed (A*–C) if taken. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 120 points. General Studies not accepted.

Can be considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications e.g. A2's in different subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:21,P:9

Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with 60 credits, minimum 45 credits at Level 3 including 15 at distinction and 21 at merit. Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

4 in Mathematics at Standard Level. English Language required at 5 Standard Level or 4 Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

A minimum of 120 UCAS points usually from 5 Higher Level subjects

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Grade combinations below 120 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 120 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 120 points

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

DDM

Grade combinations below 120 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 120 points.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

Scottish Highers (only)

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Forensic psychology

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This is one of the few courses in the UK to offer a specialist forensic psychology qualification.

– This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

– You’ll be eligible for Graduate Membership and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership; this is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. With further training, you can begin a career in forensic psychology.

**About this course**

Fascinating and disturbing, criminal behaviour arises from social, biological and cognitive factors. We need to understand these if we are to help create a safer and fairer society.

Forensic psychology looks at the relationships between brain and criminal behaviour, how social groups interact and how human beings learn and develop. It also examines the treatment of offenders and the impact of crime on the broader community. You’ll be able to gain valuable experience, with the opportunity for work-based practice or observation.

Choosing from a range of option modules, you’ll be able to tailor your studies to your own interests and aspirations. You may also research a topic in depth for a dissertation.

**Sandwich Year**
This course has a sandwich year which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job.

Modules

Examples of Modules:

Year 1

- Crime, Law and Justice
- Psychology Research Methods 1
- Foundations of Psychology
- Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Year 2

- Psychology Research Methods 2
- Social, Individual and Developmental Psychology
- Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
- Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviours

Final Year (Core)

- Psychology Research Project
- Psychology of Securities and Investigations

Final Year (Optional)

- Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime
- Applied Criminology: Work and Volunteering
- Risk and Crime
- Human Rights and Political Violence
- Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilitation
- Advanced Thinking
- Psychotherapeutic Psychology and Mental Health: from Theory to Practice

Tuition fees

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

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:

Kingston University

Department:

Department 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.

74%
low
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.

Forensic psychology

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

80%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Forensic 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
91%
low
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Caring personal services
8%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£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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