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Forensic Psychology MSc (BPS accredited)

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It is accredited as the first stage towards gaining Chartered status with the British Psychological Society. This programme is only open to applicants who possess the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) or its equivalent as recognised by the BPS Admissions Committee. Students are assessed utilising a variety of assessment formats including: essays, professional reports and presentations. Upon completion of the programme, many students embark on Stage 2 of the Qualification in Forensic Psychology and work towards Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS and Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Many successful graduates have taken positions as forensic psychologists in prisons and secure units. Some have gained posts within the probation service and others have commenced clinical psychology training. There are opportunities to move onto higher level research and study, such as MPhil and PhD.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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This unit presents theory alongside practice and encourages students to develop an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of forensic psychology, and how this translates into practice. Viewing theory and practice as complementary components in forensic psychology, this unit forms part of core learning and provides key foundations for skill and knowledge development.

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Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a good honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification honours degree (or international equivalent). You also need to fulfil the British Psychological Society’s criteria for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great modern university located in the global city of Manchester, a city renowned for excellence, innovation, creativity and sport. The University has one of the widest range of postgraduate study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to continuing professional development, Masters of Arts / Science and longer-term Research and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. Manchester is...more

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