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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Forensic Psychology

Gain an understanding of human behaviour and open doors to a wide range of careers.
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2024

Course overview

Why do people commit crime? How are victims affected by crime? On our Psychology with Forensic Psychology degree, you will apply psychological theories, methods and processes to the study of criminal behaviour and the justice system.

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree enables you to confront the issues that humans face with psychology's scientific principles. We give you the tools to develop your own ideas on criminal behaviour, explore how to reduce offending and understand victim responses to offending behaviour.

Why study Psychology with Forensic Psychology at Kent?

Experience schemes

Gain practical experience of ongoing research projects or gain an insight into the workplace and the local community.

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Impressive prospects

Kent ranked 16th for Psychology in the UK for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2023.

Industry experts

You’ll become part of Kent's Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology (CORE-FP) 

Professional recognition

We have 25 years’ continuous accreditation by The British Psychological Society.

Everything you need to know about our Psychology with Forensic Psychology course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
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The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You study the core areas required for accreditation: statistics, biological and general psychology, social and developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, child development and personality. Forensic psychology will feature throughout your degree in modules and work on a reflective log book.

How you'll study

You’ll be inspired by our exciting modules, providing you with fresh perspectives from world-leading experts in cognition and neuroscience, business, developmental, forensic, organisational, political and social psychology.
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Industry-standard environment

The School has excellent laboratory and field research facilities as well as modern teaching spaces. There are dedicated individual laboratories and specialised labs for different types of research.

Your future

Our graduates currently have excellent graduate employment prospects, working in clinical, forensic and occupational psychology or in allied fields related to therapy, teaching, or social work. Many work in communication-focused roles in marketing, public relations and publishing.

Jobs our students have gone on to work after a clinical degree at Kent:

  • Assistant Psychologist - Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Crisis recovery worker - Mental Health Matters
  • Clinical Psychologist - Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Assistant Psychologist - NHS
  • Assistant Psychologist - Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)
  • Clinical Psychologist - NHS Sussex Partnership Trust

Work experience

The School of Psychology has valuable links with educational establishments, hospitals and prisons in the area, offering you the possibility of both visits and work placements. We also offer a Research Experience Scheme that gives you a taste of working within a research environment.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £22,700
  • International
    £22,700

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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What gets a Forensic Psychologist out of bed in the morning

We have a wide range of facilities including a full police-standard polygraph kit and a bar lab for alcohol research.

Dr Caoilte Ó Ciardha is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and Deputy Head of School at Kent’s School of Psychology. His primary research areas include the aetiology of sexual offending against children and adults, the assessment and treatment of factors that are causally related to offending, and firesetting.
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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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