**Why choose this course?** This course is designed to help you build a career as a forensic psychologist or to work in a complementary sector, such as the police force, drug rehabilitation or legal services. It is one of only a few degrees in the UK offering a specialist forensic psychology qualification. The course focuses on the psychological aspects of criminal investigations, the psychology of offending behaviour, and the connections between mental disorders and offending behaviours. The course combines theoretical and practical approaches central to the investigative process. You will learn about the reasons for assessing risk and analyse the validity of instruments used. This course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Graduates are eligible for graduate membership of the BPS and the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, which is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. With further training, this can lead to a career in forensic psychology.