Description

If you want to apply your psychology studies to the exciting field of criminal investigation, then this MSc Forensic Psychology degree course will give you the tools, skills and knowledge to reach your ambition.

You’ll learn to understand the different aspects of the legal system, and bring together the disciplines of clinical, social and cognitive psychology, as well as criminology and law. You’ll address the major issues concerning the justice system, organisations, individuals and society.

If you’re ready to take the next step towards chartered status as a forensic psychologist, this course will introduce you to research at the forefront of the field, and give you the opportunity to get involved with ongoing projects in the department.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules include:

  • Theory into Practice: Foundations of Professional Competence in Forensic Psychology
  • Assessment and Interventions with Offenders
  • Empirical Research Project for Forensic Psychology
  • Investigative Psychology and the Legal Process
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis

Fees

(2020 start) Full time UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,000 International students: £16,400 Part time UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £3,000 in year 1 and £6,000 in year 2 International students: £5,470 in year 1 and £10,930 in year 2

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A good honours degree in Psychology that is recognised by The British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC). Applicants are expected to have paid or voluntary relevant work experience in settings within the criminal justice system, or that involves the use of transferable skills and attributes in related fields.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Selection process

  • All applicants subject to interview.
  • All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

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