University of Chichester
Criminology and Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)
University of Chichester

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Psychology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Applied Psychology at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £18500 £23000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £34000 £15500 - £23000 £17000 - £27500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Psychology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22959 £20675 £24193
25-75 percentile range £19993 - £26068 £15670 - £25397 £18625 - £30279

Course Description

This BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Psychology degree looks at why people commit crime and how understanding this behaviour can generate evidence in court and help determine steps for rehabilitation. This course is designed to encourage critical thinking. You will evaluate perspectives on psychology and crime in lectures, workshops and small group seminars and complete practical experiments to increase your understanding. The course meets the accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) so you will be eligible for a Graduate Basis Chartered Membership of the BPS once you complete your studies.

This full-time three year programme provides a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of criminological and forensic psychology, mental health, human rights and diversity, legal frameworks and crime. The programme is designed to develop understanding of biological, cognitive, developmental, individual difference and social psychological principles, theories and empirical findings that underlie everyday experience. You will then develop your knowledge of a wide range of criminal, delinquent and deviant behaviour through an in-depth understanding of criminology and forensic psychology, culminating in the opportunity to conduct an independent dissertation project in an area of your choice.

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Criminology and Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) at University of Chichester

20% Teaching Professionals
20% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Conservation and environment professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Conservation and environment professionals

You will be assessed through a range of assignments including scientific reports, essays, group and individual presentations, poster design, multiple choice papers, short answer papers, research participation and essay exams.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

No component less than 5.5

PTE Academic 50

50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component

TOEFL (iBT) 79

**At least: **

18 in Reading

17 in Listening

20 in Speaking

17 in Writing

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Criminology and Forensic Psychology, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Criminology and Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £15840 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £15840 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Chichester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Chichester in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #13 
    • #21 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #55 
    • #71 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

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About University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is a government funded university based in West Sussex, England. The main campus, known as Bishop Otter, is located in the cathedral city of Chichester. The university has another campus called Bognor Regis, situated close to Hotham Park. With 14 different departments, the university has a lot of study options to attract a variety of students.

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Where is this programme taught

Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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