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Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)




What will I learn?

Offering a fascinating combination of Criminology and Psychology, this degree is the ideal preparation for a career focused on understanding, reducing and preventing criminal behaviour.

Why choose this course?

You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of the rapidly expanding field of forensic and criminal psychology - including criminal profiling, investigative interviewing and rehabilitation of offenders and how it can be used to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the justice system today.

Is this course for you?

If you want to apply psychological theories and research to real-life criminal justice problems, this is the course for you. You’ll choose from modules covering everything from psychopathy to murder investigations, hate crime to domestic abuse.

How you will learn

BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology concentrates on evidence-based practice and prepares you to become a capable researcher, skilled in analysing data and policies. Our teaching entails a compelling mix of lectures, seminars, role plays and workshops, delivered by research-active lecturers and practising criminal justice professionals.

Opportunities and experiences

There are regular fieldtrips to courts, prisons and youth offender training centres, plus the chance to meet leading figures from the profession through our vibrant guest speaker programme.

Careers and employability

Graduates who can draw on knowledge of criminal psychology are in high demand. BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology paves the way to fulfilling careers in professions including the police, probation and prison services, and youth offending teams. It can also lead to roles in research and policy-making within the criminal justice system.

Did you know? We also offer this course With a Foundation Year.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,900.00 (US$ 18,242) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2024


Main Site

Kedleston Road,


DE22 1GB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Undergraduate: Applicants meeting the following requirements are usually eligible for direct entrance onto Bachelor programmes, High School Diploma or General Educational Development with a GPA of 3.0. Plus A two year Associate Degree with a GPA of 3/4 is also acceptable for entrance to the second year of certain programmes Minimum qualifications include: IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas).

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Derby offers below pathways course for this subject

About University of Derby

Students can transform their future with high-quality, real world learning at the University of Derby.

  • Top 50 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Award-winning accommodation (GSLAs 2022)
  • Top 10 international student learning experience (ISB 2018)
  • No.1 UK modern university for multicultural learning (ISB ‘18)

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