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Forensic Psychology MSc (BPS accredited)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Examine the role of psychologists in legal settings, advances in the psychological understanding of criminal behaviour, and offender assessment and rehabilitation.

Our masters course is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It’s accredited as the first stage towards gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS.

You’ll explore topics such as investigating and prosecuting crime, rehabilitation, and other current issues within forensic psychology.

In practical sessions, you might work on case formulations, complete violence risk assessments and undertake behavioural investigative advice reports.

As well as lectures, seminars and workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers to help you learn about what it’s like to work in the field. Past speakers include alumni talking about their careers, members of the local police force, and psychologists working in prisons.

Our course lecturers have forensic research and practice experience, and draw on their experience to bring relevant examples to lectures. Some members of staff continue to work in forensic practice alongside their teaching here at Manchester Met.

CAREER PROSPECTS

To practise as a forensic psychologist in the UK, you’ll need to complete further training and register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

After this course, many students begin Stage 2 of the Qualification in Forensic Psychology and work towards Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS and Registration with the HCPC.

As a Chartered Psychologist, you might work in a range of criminal justice settings such as prisons, probation, voluntary sector services or the police.

Some of our previous graduates work as forensic psychologists in prisons and secure units. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This unit supports personal and professional development through your identification and monitoring of learning objectives and personal goals within a critical and supportive academic community. The unit promotes ongoing reflection, completion of personal development records, planning and participating.
Psychological Measurement - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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. Please note that you do not need to apply for BPS membership, however we will need to see evidence showing that you are eligible to apply. 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 offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more

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