Masters | Postgraduate Course - Applied Forensic Psychology MSc Course Details within University of York

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Applied Forensic Psychology MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full-time

The MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology and MSc in Forensic Psychology Studies (for students without Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society) were developed in partnership with HM Prison Service Directorate of High Security Prisons. They provide an equal balance of practice-based, methodological and theoretically driven modules designed to foster autonomy within the bounds of professional practice, independent learning and self-directed reflection. The programmes also have strong links with a variety of other forensic practice settings, including Yorkshire and Humberside National Offender Management Services (prisons and probation) and private and public forensic mental health services.

Entry Requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree in psychology with first or upper second class honours (or the overseas equivalent). This is a BPS accredited programme therefore, to be eligible for entry on the MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology, you must have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). You need to submit a letter from your institution stating your eligibility for GBC, or this should be clearly stated by your referees in the reference they provide for you.

Applicants without GBC may apply for the equivalent non-BPS accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology Studies (MSc FPS) but their first degree should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological principles together with competency in research design and analysis.

If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: