Masters | Postgraduate Course - Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling MSc Course Details within University of Bath

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Home/EU: £9,500 Placement fee £1,900 Overseas: £18,500 Placement fee £4,610
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Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling MSc

Study Details

MSc 2 years full-time

Take a step towards becoming a forensic psychologist on this specially-developed master’s, with a compulsory placement and development of counselling skills.

This degree provides all the background psychological knowledge, professional skills and relevant experience you need to move confidently into forensic psychology work within the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.

You will gain up-to-date knowledge of psychological theory and practices, and develop the insights and skills to carry out research and development projects in forensic services, looking at governance, ethical, organisational issues.

You will also be introduced to the foundation skills of forensic psychology practice and spend time developing basic skills in counselling that can be applied in a variety of forensic settings.

The counselling element of the course, and a year-long placement, will help you acquire skills and experience which, compared with other forensic psychology courses, can greatly enhance your employability prospects.

Module details

Year 1, semester 1

  • Fundamentals of forensic psychology
  • Assessment and formulation
  • Counselling skills for forensic psychology
  • Applied research methods for applied psychology

Year 1, semester 2

  • Fundamentals of forensic psychology
  • Working with offenders and victims
  • Fundamentals of forensic psychology practice
  • Applied research methods for applied psychology
  • Year 1, semester 3 to year 2, semester 2
  • Applied forensic psychology placement

Year 2, semester 3

  • Applied forensic psychology dissertation

Entry Requirements

You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Student Destinations

Studying this course is the first step towards becoming a professional forensic psychologist.

Thanks to the skills and relevant experience you gain, you will be well placed to secure work in the prison service, probation service, NHS, police or voluntary sector organisations. These posts could be training positions where you can complete your Stage 2 qualification.