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Leeds Trinity University

Forensic Psychology

UCAS Code: CF84

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Forensic psychology

Psychology

Are you ready to delve into the human mind and investigate what motivates offending behaviour?

You'll question whether it's safe to release violent prisoners early, if sex offenders can ever be rehabilitated and if we can prevent young people from getting involved in crime. And more importantly, you'll form your own opinions by applying psychological theories to criminal behaviour.

You'll cover the core theories and themes in psychology, as well as exploring specialist forensic psychology topics which include theories of crime, risk assessment and treatment of offenders, forensic mental health, self-harm and suicide in prison and offending behaviour programmes.

You'll be taught by practitioners and academics in the field of forensic psychology, who'll give you personal support throughout your degree. We're renowned for the quality of our teaching, which draws on our lecturers' extensive backgrounds in HM Prison Service, National Probation Service and the Ministry of Justice.

You'll also learn from visiting employers and industry professionals through regular workshops and talks. In your final year, you'll get the chance to specialise in your preferred area of Forensic Psychology, with a choice of subjects that includes health, child development, counselling and mental health.

**Placement opportunities**
?We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

Forensic Psychology includes a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement or volunteering option in your second year. Look forward to hands-on experience in prisons, secure units, drug services and more. And if none of those interest you, we'll help you find a placement that does. Choosing Forensic Psychology doesn't restrict you. If you want to continue to develop your employability skills, you can also choose to take a Forensic Practitioner module as an option in your third year.

**Graduate opportunities**
You can explore exciting roles in the Prison Service, Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service and the police. The NHS, private practice, charities and education are also great options, plus this degree opens doors to plenty of other careers within psychology. Your degree will also prepare you for postgraduate study in any area of psychology.

Modules

As well as studying the core areas of Psychology, you will also cover a range of Forensic Psychology topics within your specific programme modules, such as: Theories of crime; Risk and treatment of violent and sexual offenders; Forensic Mental Health; Self-harm and suicide in prison; Offending behaviour programmes.

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
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity 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.

75%
low
Forensic psychology
88%
high
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

93%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
97%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Other elementary services occupations

Psychology (non-specific)

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Other elementary services occupations

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

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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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.

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

£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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