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Forensic Psychology with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

1 GCSE at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Forensic psychology

Our Psychology programmes are accredited by the BPS. All of our Psychology programmes share a common level 4 and 5, where students are introduced to biological, developmental, social, differential and cognitive psychology. Students also receive a strong, lab-based training in research skills through 120 credits of Research Methods modules at levels 4 and 5. Through our research-led teaching, students learn about: the cognitive neuroscience of language and memory; social interaction and political psychology; children's cognitive development, including literacy, tool innovation and imagination; body image and bullying; and mental health and neurodiversity. We have dedicated labs equipped with EEG equipment for recording electrical activity in the brain, eye trackers, for monitoring gaze patterns with static or mobile eye trackers, virtual reality (VR) equipment, wall and ceiling-mounted cameras and a large collection of psychometric tests and questionnaires. We also offer an integrated Psychology Research Participation Scheme (PReP) where students benefit from participating in others’ research from the beginning of their studies.

Our final year offering depends on the programme chosen. Students on the Forensic Psychology programme will cover topics such as murder, stalking and gangs, juvenile offenders, sexual offenders, and female offenders from a psychological perspective. They will critically consider the role of psychologists in the criminal justice system using appropriate enquiry techniques and learn about forensic psychology as a career.

The programme includes an integrated work experience module at level 5, and students develop key employability skills through academic modules, a structured academic tutoring programme, and extra-curricular careers events.

Modules

https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/foundation-years/psychology-foundation-year/

Assessment methods

https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/foundation-years/psychology-foundation-year/

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
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Psychology

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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.

84%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

79%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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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