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MSc - Master of Science
Forensic Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)
The exciting MSc Forensic Psychology degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need to advance your career as a forensic psychologist.
This postgraduate degree will equip psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and skills they need to conduct practical work and research within a forensic context. During the course, you will be encouraged to undertake a minimum of 30 hours volunteering to gain real life experience in a related field, as well as to obtain practical insights into forensic and criminal psychology.
The culmination of the MSc Forensic Psychology programme is the research project which will enable you to tailor your learning to reflect your own specific area of professional interest and your career aspirations. To support your work on your research project, you will develop skills in collecting and analysing data relevant to forensic psychology. You will also use a range of techniques and research methods applicable to advanced scholarship in the discipline. On successful completion of the course, you may continue your training to become a Forensic Psychologist, or pursue a career in sectors such as the prison and probation services, crime analysis or education.
The MSc Forensic Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), thereby accounting for Stage 1 of the qualification for those who already hold Graduate Basis of Chartership (GBC) with the BPS.
Students generally choose the MSc Forensic Psychology because they wish to pursue a career in Forensic Psychology.
The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
You will need a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology (or equivalent) that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the Society. Those whose qualification does not confer GBC may also apply and an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) is similarly required. However, to be eligible for Chartered Membership (CPsychol) of the Society and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP), the GBC is a requirement Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 should contact the Programme Leader.You are required to provide one academic and one vocational reference.
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Part time | 3 years | SEP-22
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