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: £600
How 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.
Department of Psychology
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.
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