Focusing on current research and practice, this course covers psychological theories and processes within the criminal justice system and will give you an in-depth understanding of the UK criminal investigation process.
112-128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components or equivalent.
Using state-of-the-art facilities, apply the concepts and principles of psychology to criminal investigation settings
Learn from forensic investigation experts about the criminal investigation process and relevant legal issues
Graduate with research skills and methods to investigate human behaviour and cognitive processes within the criminal justice system
Develop transferable skills including critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and professional practice
Work with world-leading researchers on projects through the Research Apprenticeship Scheme - many of our students have published work with members of the staff
Opportunity to take an optional 4-week or 30-week placement in industry to give you essential real-world experience and begin building a network of professional contacts - 86% of our graduates are in employment or further education after 15 months.
Academic Study Skills
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Psychology
Mathematics in Science
Foundation Year Project
Experimental Methods & Statistical Analysis
Qualitative Research Methods
Biological & Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology & Individual Differences
Developmental & Clinical Psychology
Introduction to Forensic Investigation
Statistics & Research Methods
Research Methods & Analysis
Developmental & Applied Forensic Investigation
Personality, Intelligence & Social Psychology
Cognition & Language
You may choose to complete an optional 4-week work placement between your second and final year or an optional 30-week minimum work placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. Placements offer a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
Forensic Law & Practice
Option units (choose two):
Memory & Decision Making
Mind, Brain & Evolution
Applied Clinical Psychology
Mind Over Matter in Medicine
Face Recognition & its Disorders
Educational Psychology & Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Current Trends in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience
Psychology of Social Media & Videogames
Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare
Emotions, Mental Health & Affective Neuroscience
Psychology of Sexualities
Accredited by the BPS, this course will be widely recognised by employers. Our degree will prepare you for a range of careers including security and forensic, criminal investigation, cybersecurity, online training, teaching, management consultancy, social media marketing and advertising, health promotion and personnel work.
This degree will also provide a basis for postgraduate studies for professional or academic careers in Psychology as to some extent they all use technology (e.g. forensic, educational, occupational, sports, clinical and health psychology).
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