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 is renowned for producing high calibre graduates.  Feedback from employers indicates they are consistently impressed with the ability of York graduates to apply theory to practice and this is reflected in the destinations of many of our recent graduates. The course is formally accredited by the British Psychological Society.

The courses 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.

Module details

Term 1   
Forensic Psychology in Practice    
Research Design and Statistics    
Legal and Contextual issues    
Forensic and Generic Skills

Term 2    
Forensic Psychology in Practice    
Issues and Methods in Applied Research    
Forensic Mental Health      

Term 3
Empirical research project/dissertation

Entry Requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree in Psychology with first or upper second class honours (or the overseas equivalent). To be eligible for entry on the MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology programme of study, you should normally have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), as this is a BPS accredited programme.

Student Destinations

Since completing their studies, our students have managed to secure jobs as trainee and assistant psychologists, intervention facilitators and intelligence analysts. Others have gone on to undertake doctoral study.