BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 34,866
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 41,451

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Must include passes at A2 in at least one subject.
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
  • Other equivalent qualifications accepted by the university.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths (See below for accepted equivalences)

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).


In year one, we’ll give you a thorough grounding in psychology, covering key core modules in a wide range of areas.

Subjects include developmental psychology, psychology with sociology, child psychology and clinical and community psychology. In your third year you’ll have the opportunity to concentrate on forensic psychology modules. The range of modules we offer is one of the widest of any psychology department in the UK.

You’ll analyse a huge variety of crime-related issues. Among the topics our students considered last year was the question of how and why people are coming into the UK illegally. Other topics included serial killers and the nature of war crimes in Syria.

In your final year, you’ll design, execute and analyse a project in your subject area.

Year 1

  • Researching Psychological Worlds 
  • Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social and Differential 
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology 
  • Thinking like a Psychologist

Year 2

  • Researching Psychological Worlds 2 
  • Applications of Psychobiology, Individual Differences and Social Psychology 
  • Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology 
  • Forensic Psychology: The Justice System 


  • Cognitive Neuropsychology 
  • Psychology of Mental Health 
  • The Psychology of Personal Development 
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Perspectives on Work Experience 

Year 3

  • Psychological Research Project 
  • Employability and Developing your Graduate Career Pathway 
  • Forensic Psychology: Criminal Conduct 


  • Research Conference
  • Occupational Psychology 
  • Health Psychology 
  • Psychological Perspective on Power Politics and Political Violence 
  • Psychology of Choice: Decision Making and Risk Perception 
  • Applied Child Psychology
  • Applied Child Psychology with Placement
  • Drugs and Addictive Behaviours 
  • Psychoneuroimmunology 
  • Psychology of Emotions 
  • Mental Distress in Context
  • Evolutionary Psychology 
  • Frontiers in Cognitive Science: Issues in the Study of Mind, Embodiment and Consciousness 
  • Psychology, Identity and Society 
  • Wellbeing and Resilience in the Face of Conflict Disaster 
  • Psychology of Belief
  • Anomalistic Psychology 

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