- C805 Course Code
- 4 Years
- 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
Please note this degree was previously known as Forensic Psychology, and the first cohort of the renamed course will run in September 2022. The programme will retain its BPS accreditation. If you wish to join us this January you can apply for BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology with Foundation Year.
Newman University offers an innovative foundation year to complement our undergraduate degrees. Our Foundation Year is the first year of a four-year degree. Completion of the Foundation Year leads into the first year of the 3 year degree in Psychology with Criminology.
The foundation year provides an alternative route to an undergraduate degrees for those unable to meet the traditional entry requirements for a three-year degree and for those looking to build their confidence and academic skills.
You apply via UCAS for the Psychology with Criminology (with Foundation Year) course and after successfully completing the first year you will progress onto the final three years of the degree. At this point there may be the opportunity to transfer onto a related degree at Newman University. Such a transfer is subject to the agreement of the course tutor and meeting any additional entry requirements.
Studying and living in Birmingham
Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.
Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.
Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).
Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!
Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!
Why not explore the city for yourself by visiting one of our Open Days?
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Autumn Open Days
Join us at one of our upcoming Open Day on Saturday 9th October or Saturday 6th November (10am-4pm) where you can meet our staff and students, and tour the Newman University campus.Book Now
All students apply through UCAS. Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme.
Those with significant work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be favourably considered. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the foundation year may have different additional entry requirements.
In order to reflect the higher tariff required for Psychology degree programmes, students will be required to achieve an average of 50% (across the foundation year) in order to progress onto their selected psychology pathway. Students achieving 45-49% will be interviewed by the programme leader or head of subject and may be admitted onto the programme at their discretion.
English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents), are also required for our Psychology programmes. Students may gain these GCSE or equivalent qualifications while studying on the Foundation Year, as long as they are completed by September for progression onto level four.
If you require any further information or clarification of entry requirements please contact our friendly, helpful Admissions department, who will be happy to help.
The University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.
Applying Direct Option
You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities.
N.B. will need to enter ‘New User’ account details when first accessing this portal.
If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form