Forensic Psychology Reflective Log (Stage 2) - PSYC6440

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 4 4 (2) Caoilte O Ciardha checkmark-circle


Students will attend up to 4 talks specifically relating to careers in Forensic Psychology (e.g. a forensic psychologist from the prison service, a forensic psychologist from a mental health setting, an academic, and someone from the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology). They will be required to keep a log book, starting in Stage 2 where they record non-assessed activities relating to the forensic component of the BSc (guest lectures, research experience, etc.). This allows the students to have a record of activities for their CV, contributes to employability, and gives practice for similar requirements at MSc level or in pursuing BPS Stage 2 of professional training in Forensic Psychology


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 8
Private study hours: 32
Total study hours: 40


Compulsory to Psychology with Forensic Psychology BSc. Non-contributory credits. PASS / FAIL only. Required for progression / award

Method of assessment

Pass/Fail Logbook 100%

Reassessment methods: Like for like.

Indicative reading

No core texts are required. However, cutting edge journal articles will be made available for discussion as part of the module. These will be subject to change each year.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1. Adopt multiple perspectives on issues concerning Forensic Psychology, and systematically analyse the relationships between them.

8.2. Pose, operationalise and critique research questions.

8.3. Present and evaluate research findings

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

9.1. Engage in reflective practice on professional development and career trajectory

9.2. Be sensitive to contextual and interpersonal factors

9.3. Use effective personal planning and recording to maintain a record of a series of research related activities


PASS / FAIL only. Required for progression / award


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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