The Forensic Psychology MSc will provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory, themes, issues and practical skills central to psychological research into behaviour relevant to crime and forensic settings.
The course was designed to cover the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology’s (DFP) core curriculum. Many experienced forensic psychology practitioners visit the course to contribute their knowledge. It will give you an opportunity to gain an understanding of how psychology works in a forensic setting.
How you’ll be taught
The course is offered on a full-time basis and students attend university for one academic year.
The majority of the teaching is delivered on two days per week, however the CMI module may be scheduled on days other than these. The course begins at the end of September each year and is completed in mid-September, one year later.
Students who do not choose to complete the full MSc may obtain a postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology if they successfully pass the equivalent of 6 single modules (60 credits), or a Diploma in Forensic Psychology if they successfully complete the equivalent of 11 single modules (130 credits) of the course (e.g. if they do not complete the dissertation).
The MSc Forensic Psychology provides career opportunities in a variety of forensic settings, such as the prison, probation and police services, local government and other agencies.
Expected jobs are varied but may include Assistant Forensic Psychologist, Crime Scene Analyst, Prison Psychologist, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Researcher, Police Analyst, Police Officer and Probation Officer.