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Psychology (31)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc in Forensic Psychology, a programme designed to propel you towards a rewarding career in the field. Delve into the intricate workings of criminal behavior, offender management, and the justice system through a curriculum enriched by collaborations with industry experts and international contributors. The programme's dual focus on theoretical knowledge and practical skills equips you to critically evaluate interventions and assessments, preparing you for the next stage of professional training. Small group teaching fosters interactive learning, while diverse assessment methods ensure a comprehensive understanding of the subject. With a strong emphasis on employability, this BPS accredited course opens doors to becoming a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Practitioner. To qualify, a 2.1 Psychology degree from a BPS accredited course is required, along with relevant experience in forensic settings. Elevate your career prospects and make a difference in the world of forensic psychology.

About the course

Working collaboratively with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services (HMMPS) and secure forensic mental health facility providers in Wales helps keep the programme up to date with strategy development and policy decisions. Regular contributions from Practitioner Forensic Psychologists working in Wales enables students to understand more about regional services and their impact on society locally. In addition, the programme benefits from the input of several national and international contributors who share their extensive specialist knowledge and experience within the field of Forensic Psychology.

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, from a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited undergraduate course.

In addition, applicants will be expected to demonstrate experience in a relevant area, for example, experience with victims, offenders or service providers in a forensic domain. Roles and responsibilities will need to be evidenced within the application, as well as detailing duration and hours per week undertaken.

In exceptional cases, applicants who have achieved a lower second class award in an accredited Psychology undergraduate degree but have extensive relevant work experience may be considered for admission to the Programme.


As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study.

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Where will I study?

Where is Cardiff Metropolitan University

Student Profile

Cheryl McQuire

The course had really interesting content, fantastic expert speakers and great links with the forensic psychology community.

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