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About the course

What is Forensic Psychology MSc? 

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), on this course you’ll develop the expertise to prepare you for a successful career in forensic psychology. 

You’ll underpin your practice with both a sound appreciation of academic research evidence, and an understanding of the Forensic Psychologist’s role in investigative and legal processes, as well as the assessment and treatment of offenders. 

The Forensic Team have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the subject area. You’ll have access to the current and timely research that staff members are involved in, and which makes a difference in those applied forensic contexts. 

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Entry Requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in psychology.

Eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership of the BPS.

Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview to assess suitability.

A strong academic reference.

EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Gloucestershire

Student Profile(s)

Rachel Isgar

What do/did you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoyed the variety of assessments. We were required to undertake mock offender interviews, complete case studies and write book chapters. The course offered me the opportunity to practice a variety of skills that are essential in the profession of forensic psychology.

What are the lecturers like on your course? How do/did you benefit from their experience and expertise?
"I found all the lecturers to be approachable and friendly. They are all specialists in their subject areas and this was apparent in the lectures. I found it beneficial that the lecturers could incorporate their own professional experiences, this made the lectures more interesting and inspiring!"

When was a time you felt supported at the university?
There are several times that I felt supported whilst undertaking the course. Dr Alex Sandham was my dissertation supervisor, she was always reliable and supported me to think critically about my dissertation. She gave constructive feedback that enable me to develop my project further.

Would you recommend the university?
I highly recommend the MSc Forensic Psychology course at the University of Gloucestershire. The qualification I gained along with my applied experience has enabled me to gain a place on the Doctorate course, which has been my ultimate career aim. I feel the MSc prepared me well for this, it taught me key skills such as time management as well as core academic skills.

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