M.Sc. Forensic Psychology

Teesside University


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Application deadline: May 8
Tuition fee:
  • € 5,090 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,100 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.

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.

Contents

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

Modules offered may vary.

Requirements

Applicants should have an honours degree in psychology (normally 2.1 or above) and the Graduate Basis for Registration as recognised by the BPS.

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

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

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