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

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Forensic Psychology Studies MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full-time

This course is for students interested in a postgraduate qualification in Forensic Psychology but who do not possess an undergraduate degree which grants them the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). This course follows the same programme of study as the MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology; both are examined to the same standard. They provide an equal balance of practice-based methodological/theoretically modules designed to foster autonomy within the bounds of professional practice independent learning and self-directed reflection. The course provides a sound basis for any trainee forensic psychologist or those interested in the application of psychological principles including theories of child development and child and juvenile mental health, to the forensic setting.

Entry Requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree in psychology with 1st upper 2nd Class Honours (or the overseas equivalent). To be eligible for entry on the MSc in applied forensic psychology programme of study, you must have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), as this is a BPS accredited programme. 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 1st 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: