What will I learn?

**Overview**Ever wondered how the science of psychology is used to inform practice in forensic and legal settings?This BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), is one of only a few undergraduate courses in the country specialising in this field. You’ll learn about investigative interviewing and deception detection, and cover topics such as eye witness identification and burglar selection strategy.You'll be eligible for graduate membership of the BPS when you complete the course, which is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. The skills you learn will also be useful in careers like police work, social welfare, the probation service and teaching. **Accredited by:**This degree confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Graduate Basis for Registration.**What you'll experience**On this degree course you’ll:- Be taught by academic researchers, who are conducting pioneering research in forensic psychology- Have the opportunity to put your investigative techniques to the test in our Forensic Interviewing Suite, which features thermal imaging cameras and advanced digital and video analysis- Develop transferable skills in communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing and independent learning- Be able to use eye-tracking equipment and test minority influencing scenarios in our Observation Suite- Take advantage of our connections with the local justice sector, offering opportunities for forensic psychology work placements- Enjoy the benefits of studying in a department hosting one of the UK’s largest forensic psychology research groups**Careers and opportunities**When you complete the course, you'll be eligible for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS), which is an essential first step to becoming a professional forensic psychologist. To become a professional forensic psychologist, you'll need to do further academic training for up to 6 years.**What can you do with a Forensic Psychology degree?**Many graduates go on to do an MSc in Forensic Psychology after the course. You could also start a career in areas such as:- teaching- health associated professions- social welfare- police work- probation service- research**What jobs can you do with a Forensic Psychology degree?**Roles previous graduates have gone on to include:- clinical psychologist- forensic psychologist- educational psychologist- counsellor- health planning analystWhen you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job or further training that puts your skills to work. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 21,200) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 21,200) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities