M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP10950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Teesside University | Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and forms the essential component for Stage 1 of the Chartership process towards becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. The course offers some students the opportunity of ongoing work experience placements with local prisons and the local forensic secure unit.

Description of Forensic Psychology


The Forensic Psychology MSc is offered by the Teesside Unviversity.

It provides an advanced and up-to-date understanding of theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology. It integrates the development of an appropriate psychological and professional knowledge base with training in many of the professional skills utilised in practice.

The course also emphasises the importance of ongoing assessment, intervention and throughcare, and highlights the role of the forensic psychologist as a project manager, consultant, investigator and practitioner. The course strikes an excellent balance between aspects of investigative psychology and the applied professional and clinical aspects of practice as a forensic psychologist.

How you learn

The course utilises seminars and lectures. There are aspects of self-directed learning in some modules and applied learning including visits to courts and specialist expert external speakers. There is also the possibility for some students to engage with placements with a local forensic unit, the Hutton Centre and prisons in the North East of England.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 31 July
Tuition fee
  • GBP 10950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 4590 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Core modules
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Forensic Assessment
  • Forensic Psychology Project
  • Forensic Psychology: Theory in Practice
  • Interventions in Forensic Psychology
  • Law, Justice and Psychology
  • The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
  • The Psychology of Investigations

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find a English course on Language Learning Portal.

CAE score
180(Grade C)

Requirements for Forensic Psychology

Applicants should have at least a second-class honours degree in psychology and the Graduate Basis for Chartership as recognised by the BPS. Applicants with other degrees are invited to call the admission enquiries number to discuss possible additional requirements for entry.

English Language Requirements

You must have a good level of English language as courses are delivered and assessed in English.

Minimum Entry Level
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based test): 550
  • TOEFL (Computer test): 213
  • TOEFL (Internet-based test): 79

Work Experience for Forensic Psychology

No work experience is required.

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