Are you ready to delve into the human mind and investigate what motivates criminal behaviour? You’ll question whether it’s safe to release violent prisoners early, if sex offenders can ever be rehabilitated and if we can prevent young people from getting involved in crime. And more importantly, you’ll form your own opinions by applying psychological theories. You’ll cover the core theories and themes in psychology, as well as exploring specialist forensic psychology topics which include theories of crime, risk assessment and treatment of offenders, forensic mental health, self-harm and suicide in prisons, and offending behaviour programmes. You’ll be taught by practitioners and academics in the field of forensic psychology, who’ll give you individualised support throughout your degree. We’re renowned for the quality of our teaching, which draws on our lecturers’ extensive backgrounds in HM Prison Service, National Probation Service and the Ministry of Justice. You’ll also learn from visiting employers and industry professionals through regular workshops and talks. In your final year, you’ll get the chance to specialise in your preferred area of forensic psychology, with a choice of subjects that includes health, child development, counselling and mental health. **Graduate opportunities** You’ll be trained to understand and help offenders, gaining valuable skills for the HM Prison Service – the biggest employer of Forensic Psychology graduates. You can explore exciting roles in the Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service and the police. The NHS, private practice, charities and education are also great options, plus this degree opens doors to plenty of other careers within psychology. Your degree will also prepare you for postgraduate study in any area of psychology. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Forensic Psychology includes a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. Look forward to hands-on experience in prisons, secure units, drug services and more. And if none of those interest you, we’ll help you find a placement that does. You can also choose to take a forensic practitioner module in your third year to further your practical experience.