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Forensic Psychology MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of forensic psychology's key principles. Through special visits and interactive workshops, you will develop your awareness of forensic psychological practice and the work of leading criminal justice professionals. You will have access to some of the UKs leading computer, laboratory and library study facilities as well as specialised psychology facilities such as a psychophysiology laboratory, social observation laboratories, an auditory cognition laboratory, and testing cubicles. You will gain a critical understanding of a variety of research techniques and statistical methods. Your individual work will contribute to research in forensic psychology and develop your own analytical and reporting skills. Scholarly work is organised around psychological, legal and criminological concepts relevant to contemporary social issues and organisations. With a strong grounding in ethics, human rights, professional practice and research, this course will aid your subsequent professional practice. This course has been accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS).

As well as your research report, you will be assessed through project reports, essays, reflective logbooks, other written assignments, and presentations. We will be looking, among other things, at your ability to look critically at research methods, ethics and practice, and material from different sources. You will receive regular feedback on your work. There are strong employment prospects for psychology graduates and salaries in this field are excellent. The range of professional skills that psychology graduates develop ensures that they are highly valued across the economy. This programme is ideally suited to those who intend to apply their knowledge of psychology to the Criminal Justice System and associated areas (such as third sector and policy). Graduates can extend their research to doctoral level or can work in local and central government agencies or law enforcement services. Graduates from this programme will have the opportunity to develop the skills of data research, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, understanding theoretical concepts, and policy analysis. These are highly transferrable and are valued by employers across all sectors.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

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In this module, you will undertake an independent research project, supported by a supervisor from within the Department of Psychology. It provides students with an opportunity to carry out an in-depth advanced study in an area of forensic psychology. Students apply appropriate principles of empirical research, and present their study in the form of a written journal article.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second class honours degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology conferring GBC/GBR and relevant experience. We advise inquiring of the British Psychological Society (BPS) to see whether their degree will confer the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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