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Year of entry
3 years full-time
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Optional Estimate: £600How are these costs calculated?
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Forensic psychology is the application of psychological theory and research to understand crime and the criminal justice system. This course introduces you to the range of contexts that forensic psychologists work in, and builds the key skills required to successfully work as a practitioner psychologist. As well as covering the core British Psychological Society (BPS) psychology content, you will study a wide range of topics within forensic psychology, such as offender behaviour, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, police investigations and the treatment of offenders.
Academic staff in the department are actively involved in research which informs and directs what you will be taught. This research is supported by a thriving external speaker programme and large numbers of postgraduate students.
Your career prospects after the course
Provided you graduate from your Psychology course at MMU with a minimum of a 2:2 honours classification and you pass your dissertation research project you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS; this is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Our recent graduates have gained employment in the teaching, banking, financial, education, healthcare, charity, local authority and retail sectors.
There are also opportunities available for postgraduate study and research
Graduates with a second class honours degree or above will be eligible for Graduate Basis Registration with the British Psychological Society; this is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Typical entry requirements
These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
Grades BBC-BBB excluding General Studies. Acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM) in Applied Science or Health Professions
We do not accept Extended Project or CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education & Care (Early Years Educator - VRQ)
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or grade 4.
Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy and Key Skills) are NOT accepted for this course.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3, an overall Merit profile is required, or equivalent. Acceptable subjects are Psychology, Social Sciences, Biology/Human Sciences and Health Professions.
International Baccalaureate points
26 IB Diploma Points
IELTS score required for international students
6.0 with no element below 5.5
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
In addition to formal qualifications it is recognised that students who wish to study psychology may have diverse backgrounds.
Therefore, it would be helpful if the following could be outlined in the application:
a) Your reason for choosing psychology
b) Any work experience you may have undertaken
c) Any interests of hobbies that you enjoy or take part in
Furthermore, remember that it is vital your personal statement is clear and well presented.
If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course you may be eligible for our foundation year. www.foundationyear.mmu.ac.uk
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