University of East London

Course Introduction

A degree in forensic psychology is relevant for posts within a wide range of organisations such as the police, the probation and prison services, youth offending teams, and drug referral and treatment agencies. It also puts you in a good position to apply for specialised postgraduate training needed to become a practising forensic psychologist. UEL's School of Psychology is one of the largest providers of psychology education and training in the UK When BSc Forensic Psychology students join UEL they are joining a community of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral psychology students. Students are all allocated a personal tutor many of whom have completed a postgraduate teaching qualification accredited by the higher education academy. Students have access to specialist psychological equipment and labs, a large computing centre and, as of 2013, a brand new library at the Stratford campus. The school also has a dedicated student helpdesk which offers a one'stop shop for handling student enquiries. As with all undergraduate UEL Psychology courses, the BSc Forensic Psychology programme is designed to provide students with the knowledge base and skills necessary for graduate chartership with the British Psychological Society.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £14,040  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £2,250  Module. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 65%
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 82%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 87%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

76% Go on to work and/or study

In work 51
Studying 20
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 18
Unknown 6

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 45%

Total Coursework: 55%

£4,095 - £4,349
Typical cost of university accommodation

£3,536 - £4,784
Typical cost of private accommodation