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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2-3 years part time

About the course

Course Overview

Examine the role of psychologists in legal settings, advances in the psychological understanding of criminal behaviour, and offender assessment and rehabilitation.

Our masters course is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It’s accredited as the first stage towards gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS.

You’ll explore topics such as investigating and prosecuting crime, rehabilitation, and other current issues within forensic psychology.

In practical sessions, you might work on case formulations, complete violence risk assessments and undertake behavioural investigative advice reports.

Course Structure

As well as lectures, seminars and workshops, you’ll have

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a good honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification honours degree (or international equivalent). You also need to fulfil the British Psychological Society's criteria for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Please note that you do not need to apply for BPS membership, however we will need to see evidence showing that you are eligible to apply. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing.


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