Forensic Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10950
    Tuition (Year)
    4590
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society 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.

About

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.

Programme Structure

Modules
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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

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.


Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 10950 International
  • GBP 4590 EU/EEA

Funding

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