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UCAS CODE C816
This course explores a wide range of fascinating areas from how we think and how we see other people, to how children develop, how relationships are formed, and how we can help people in distress. Students will be given opportunity to apply this psychological knowledge and understanding to work within criminal contexts. Forensic psychology offers many potential career paths, and in addition to the career opportunities usually offered by psychology, graduates from this course may expect to work
This course explores a wide range of fascinating areas from how we think and how we see other people, to how children develop, how relationships are formed, and how we can help people in distress. Students will be given opportunity to apply this psychological knowledge and understanding to work within criminal contexts. Forensic psychology offers many potential career paths, and in addition to the career opportunities usually offered by psychology, graduates from this course may expect to work in areas relating to the criminal justice system as practitioners, administrators, policy makers or researchers. Studying forensic psychology at Newman provides you with a solid grounding in all core areas of psychology, but with particular strengths in considering how psychology is applied to the ‘real world’. Many of our lecturers have particular specialisms in applied psychology or criminology, and this gives this degree programme its distinctive approach and appeal.
The course will enable you to explore these areas of human behaviour and teach you to reach valid conclusions based on scientific underpinnings. You will also be introduced key areas of criminal justice, such as the psychology of crime, the criminal justice environment and critical issues in forensic investigation. You can expect to deepen your understanding of these areas as you progress through the programme. In your final year you study a range of topics covering the applications of psychology, such as education, clinical, health, counselling, and forensic psychology. The forensic psychology degree programme uses a wide variety of forms of assessment, designed to help you develop a range of skills that will be invaluable in the modern professional work place. The assessment strategy for the degree includes traditional essays, exams, short notes and multiple choice tests. The forensic psychology degree is specifically aimed at preparing students to work with professionals, offenders and victims of crime. However, as this programme covers all core BPS content, graduates from this course may also enter various psychological professions, including forensic, clinical, occupational, educational, counselling, health and sport psychology. Students can also pursue an academic career, and may progress into a PhD. Psychology graduates can also progress into a variety of careers, typically in people-orientated and caring roles; for example, nursing, teaching, social work, human resources, marketing, software design, health research, risk assessment, treatment, or rehabilitation. Psychology graduates must be both literate and numerate and these are skills that employers demand in the modern professional work place.
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Grades / Points required
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You must achieve at least 104 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.
As a points tariff of 104 points is not a combination attainable Access Students must achieve a 106 point tariff requirement with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. e.g. D27-M0-P18; D24-M6-P15; D21-M12-P12; D18-M18-P9; D15-M24-P6; D12-M24-P3; D9-M36-P0
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Founded in 1968, Newman University is a community-focused institution based in Bartley Green, Birmingham. It has built strong partnerships with many local businesses, charities and schools, making it an ideal choice for students wishing to gain practical experience during their degree.
Newman University offers foundation degrees alongside undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a tranquil environment overlooking Bartley reservoir, outside Birmingham city centre. The small class sizes mean lecturers have plenty of time for every student, and help to build a friendly, community feel that garners positive reviews from both current and former students.
The majority of students are school leavers, though mature students are also well-represented, with a number of degrees offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.