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DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme offers an exciting opportunity to study forensic psychology within a department with an established expertise in a range of therapeutic skills and therapies. It is especially designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of practical skills and the latest research in preparation for a career in the forensic field. Our MSc Forensic Psychology degree will introduce you to the key theoretical concepts and practical approaches relevant to the legal and criminal justice system. The core philosophy of the course is to promote an understanding of the role of forensic psychologists in various forensic settings, whilst preparing you for a rewarding career or doctoral study in the field of forensic psychology. You will be taught by leading experts in the field who are chartered psychologists and HCPC registered Forensic Psychologists to learn about the latest developments in the field of Forensic Psychology. You will develop knowledge of contemporary psychological theories of understanding crime. You will be encouraged to develop the ability to critically evaluate research, start thinking reflectively and communicate the knowledge you acquired to a wider, multidisciplinary, audience. You will be encouraged to think critically about methodological challenges and limitations arising from these topics. You will also learn how to appropriately conduct and disseminate your own research in preparation for the doctoral level, if you decide to pursue your studies further.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module focuses on research methods in order to ensure that students understand the central importance of Evidence Based Practice and have the understanding and skills necessary to critically evaluate research that might inform their practice. This requires a working knowledge of research design and the various methods of analysis together with the more common statistical tests. The module covers ethical considerations, data collection, data preparation and data analysis as well as dissemination of one?s work. It also focuses on a range of advanced analysis procedures for both quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate software packages such as SPSS and NVIVO. Students will gain sophistication in understanding and using basic and advances research and evaluation methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,095

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,670

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students are required to hold an upper second class honours degree (or recognised equivalent qualification). Students should have a degree in psychology or from a similar subject area (e.g. Criminology). Students whose degree is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (some psychology degrees and degrees from other disciplines) will be required to complete a conversion programme at the end of the MSc if they wish to complete further training as a Forensic Psychologist.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more