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Original post by Lucy <3
hi are there any cool psych courses that include forensic modules πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜” i wanna do forensic psych in the future, but need a bachelors in psych, so i still want that element of forensics involved to keep me interested HAHAHAA

Hi!
There are some BSc Forensic Psychology that are accredited by the BPS (this is the main thing you need to look for in an undergraduate course). E.g. this course at MMU: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/bsc-forensic-psychology.

I did my BSc in Psychology and Counselling with the Open University, and one of their modules was in Forensic Psychology.

As long as the course is accredited by the BPS, it can help you progress in a career in Psychology - whether you take a "pure" psychology degree, a combined course, or something like Forensic Psychology or Educational Psychology.
Original post by Lucy <3
hi are there any cool psych courses that include forensic modules πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜” i wanna do forensic psych in the future, but need a bachelors in psych, so i still want that element of forensics involved to keep me interested HAHAHAA

Hi @Lucy <3

I would check the universities you are interested in and view there modules and see what other courses they have available! For example we offer BSc(Hons) Forensic Psychology and BSc(hons) Psychology which are both accredited by the BPS. You can find more information here: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/bsc-forensic-psychology and here:https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/bsc-psychology#entry-requirements Our BSc(Hons) Forensic Psychology course is much more tailored directly for Forenisc Psychology where as on our BSc(Hons) Psychology course you will covers all core elements of psychological study, from lifespan development, neuropsychology, and research methods to social, critical and cognitivel psychology.

If you take a look at our units in the two courses, you will notice for BSc(Hons) Forensic Psychology there are more Forensic based. However, some units do cross over on all of our Psychology courses!

I hope this helps!

Carly :smile:
Hi!
I studied a BSc which was accredited with the BPS at the University of Lincoln in Psychology with Forensics, and am currently studying my MSc in Forensic Psychology. I cannot rate the course enough! I have loved studying at Lincoln and the city is lovely also :smile:
You don't need a bachelors in psych to do forensic psychology at the OU. I am starting BSc Hons in forensic psychology in Feb and have never done psychology before.
Original post by username5845593
hi are there any cool psych courses that include forensic modules πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜” i wanna do forensic psych in the future, but need a bachelors in psych, so i still want that element of forensics involved to keep me interested HAHAHAA

Hi!
At Lancaster, there is usually a forensic psychology module in third year, and you should be able to do a dissertation that is related to it. Alternatively, there is a criminology and psychology joint honours degree however this is not accredited by the BPS so would limit you in the future if you wanted to go into a job like clinical psychology. Other universities may offer different variations on this structure so definitely do lots of research before making your decision!
-Kat (2nd year psychology student at Lancaster University)
Original post by hippieglitter
You don't need a bachelors in psych to do forensic psychology at the OU. I am starting BSc Hons in forensic psychology in Feb and have never done psychology before.


Before this thread gets closed up because you really shouldn't go answering old threads that are years old, I'd just like to point out to any future reader of this thread that doing a forensic psychology undergraduate degree doesn't mean you can become a forensic psychologist right after finishing your degree. In fact, the process to become a certified forensic psychologist will be exactly the same as if you had just done a regular psychology degree, and it will involve more study and specialisation.

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