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Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling

Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Applied Psychology Counselling Skills (General) Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This degree provides the background psychological knowledge, professional skills and relevant experience you need to move confidently into working psychologically within the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.

You will gain up-to-date knowledge of psychological theory and practices, and develop the insights and skills to carry out research and development projects in forensic services, looking at governance, ethical, organisational issues.

You will also be introduced to the foundation skills of forensic psychology practice and spend time developing basic skills in counselling that can be applied in a variety of forensic settings.

The counselling element of the course, and a year-long placement, will help you acquire skills and experience which, compared with other forensic psychology courses, can greatly enhance your employability prospects.

This course is for graduates in psychology, who are interested in progressing to careers in the forensic services as practitioners, researchers or managers. It is also for those currently working in the criminal justice or forensic mental health systems, wishing to learn more about the theory and practice behind forensic psychology.

Graduate prospects

Thanks to the skills and relevant experience you gain, you will be well placed to secure work in the prison service, probation service, NHS, police or voluntary sector organisations.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is the first step to becoming a forensic psychologist. Successful completion of this course fulfils Stage 1 of the requirements towards Chartered Membership of the Society and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Modules

The aim of this unit is: To provide students with a critical understanding of the range and effectiveness of interventions available in forensic psychology for offenders and victims of crime.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above; To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology; Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC); If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree; We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

University information

Established in 1966, the prestigious University of Bath is one of the UK’s top 10 universities and has built an international reputation for world-class teaching and research. The university works hard to fulfil its mission: to inspire, encourage and educate future leaders and innovators. They strive to foster a diverse, welcoming and inclusive culture, where enterprise and innovation is encouraged and students from all backgrounds can fulfil...more

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