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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

Supporting the requirements of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology, this course focuses of developing the expertise and qualities you will need to gain employment at a senior level.

Covering all the main topics and involving advanced study in research methods and professional skills, you will receive stage one training towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

Why choose this course?

  • Study the links between scientific theory and practice, and learn to show how a critical understanding of theory may guide the collection and interpretation of empirical data
  • Explore your ability to communicate forensic-related material using appropriate methods of delivery to other psychology and non-psychology professionals
  • Develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems, and gain new insights into the theory and practice of forensic psychology
  • Gain a high level of knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods which will allow you to perform complex data analysis, interpretation, evaluation and synthesis
  • Benefit from an increased sense of personal responsibility and professionalism that will enable you to practice or conduct research within ethical guidelines while being aware of the requirements of equal opportunities and disabilities legislation.

How will I be assessed?

The MSc Forensic Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology in partnership with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As such, the course is only available to those able to demonstrate Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS. Successful completion of the MSc Forensic Psychology confers to Stage 1 of the training required towards becoming a full member of the Division of Forensic Psychology (BPS) and a Registered Forensic Psychologist with the HCPC.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Advanced Research Methods For Forensic Psychology - Core
Criminal Psychology - Core
Dissertation - Core
Forensic Psychology In Practice 1 - Core
Forensic Psychology In Practice 2 - Core
Investigative Psychology - Core
Legal Psychology - Core
Professional Skills For Forensic Psychologists - Core
Victimology - Core

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. To be admitted to the course you are normally required: to have attained at least a second class honours degree in psychology; to provide evidence of eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

University information

Formed in 2006, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern university boasting innovative state-of-the-art facilities. These are: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury You can expect a high quality of teaching at the University of Bedfordshire, since the university was awarded silver in the very first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017, a significant achievement. The University is constantly...more

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