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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The course

Our Forensic Psychology Masters degree is jointly delivered by the School of Law and the Department of Psychology. By choosing this course at Royal Holloway you will be trained in the research-practitioner model for careers either in forensic psychology or applied psychology, and gain transferable skills that provide a valuable basis for careers in a wide range for fields.

A solid foundation in scientific research methods is developed so that you can design, conduct and analyse empirical psychological research. Teaching will be provided by academics from Psychology, Criminology and Law which will enable you develop skills in integrating concepts and communicating on multidisciplinary levels. You will be trained in qualitative and quantitative methods and in ethical issues relating to research and practice.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from both research and practice-led internal and external professionals, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will receive individual attention to enhance your personal and professional development.

On graduating you will have the foundation level knowledge to work towards becoming a qualified Forensic Psychologist and the understanding of the necessary interrelationship between scientific research and forensic psychological practice.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Successful completion of the course fulfils stage one of the requirements towards Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Teaching & assessment

Knowledge and understanding is assessed by a broad range of both informal (i.e. class exercises and feedback) and by formal means (i.e. examination, presentations and oral reports, coursework and dissertation).

Your future career

A Forensic Psychology masters degree at Royal Holloway, University of London can lead into a variety of career paths. Your career aspirations might change as you are exposed to the breadth of the subject through your course. You will be in a strong position to embark on a career in applied forensic psychological research and undertake a PhD or to pursue a career as a Practitioner Forensic Psychologist. You will also have developed an enviable amount of transferable skills that will be an advantage to you in a wide variety of fields.

  • Graduates will have completed the requirements of Stage 1 of the Qualification in Forensic Psychology, then you will be able to apply for Stage 2.
  • The knowledge gained and skills developed will make you highly employable in a variety of fields, such as: the NHS and private sector, prisons, probation, the police, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Youth Support and Justice Services or research units (in Universities, charitable organisations and private companies).

Different course options

Full time | Royal Holloway, University of London | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

In this module you will develop an understanding of the main statistical methods used in psychology research. You will look at basic descriptive statistics before covering more complex techniques, including analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, correlation analysis, and simple and multiple regression. You will examine advanced statistical methods, such as structural equation modelling and factor analysis. You will gain hands-on experience in applying these methods of analyses to actual datasets and problems using statistical software, considering their respective strengths and weaknesses, and what type of problems each approach is best suited to address.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 UK Honours or equivalent in Psychology or any Psychology joint degree accredited by the British Psychological Society. This course requires a UK 2:1 (Honours) degree or equivalent in Psychology or any Psychology joint degree accredited by the British Psychological Society. If you are applying with an international qualification, we will need to see evidence that you have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society. Applicants are expected to have 60% or equivalent in the dissertation modules from their undergraduate studies.