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

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Applied Forensic Pyschology MSc

Study Details

MSc: 1 year full-time

The MSc Applied Forensic Psychology 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.  The highly specialist forensic modules, delivered by practising experts in the field, combined with generic practice-based modules, tutorials and the support of a highly experienced core course team, will provide you with the requisite practitioner-based skills, understanding, and knowledge to work effectively and increase your employability in a forensic setting.

Module details

Forensic Psychology in Practice
Research Design and Statistics
Legal and Contextual issues
Forensic and Generic Skills
Forensic Psychology in Practice
Issues and Methods in Applied Research
Forensic Mental Health  
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.