MSc Forensic Psychology

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    MSc 1 year full-time/part-time

Course Description

On this comprehensive postgraduate course, you develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems in the field while gaining new insights into the theory and practice of forensic psychology.

It covers all core areas including criminal, investigative and legal psychology as well as victimology and forensic assessments. It also involves study in advanced research methods and professional skills.

The course gives you stage one training towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

Why choose this course?

  • Develop your ability to communicate forensic-related material using appropriate methods of delivery to psychology and non-psychology professionals
  • Learn from an academic team who are members of the Research Centre for Applied Psychology
  • Gain a high level of knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, allowing you to perform complex data analysis, interpretation, evaluation and synthesis
  • Learn to show how a critical understanding of theory may guide the collection and interpretation of empirical data
  • Benefit from an increased sense of personal responsibility and professionalism that will enable you to practise or conduct research within ethical guidelines
  • Be aware of the requirements of equal opportunities and disabilities legislation.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

EU/International applicants please visit website for details.

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

Careers for graduates of this course could include prison and probation services, and roles within the NHS.

An advanced route to chartership in forensic psychology is another possibility.

Module Details

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