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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Psychology (31)

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Embark on a captivating journey into the realm of forensic psychology with the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Birmingham City University. Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this programme serves as the initial step towards achieving chartered status as a forensic psychologist. Delve into the minds of society's most dangerous offenders and their victims, while exploring investigative psychology, the Criminal Justice System, and the roles of forensic psychologists in various settings. Develop essential research skills and knowledge to design high-level projects and evaluate research findings. Taught by esteemed experts like Professor Michael Brookes OBE, you will gain insights from professionals actively working in forensic settings. Benefit from unique modules in Investigative Psychology and Victimology, along with practical experience in mock courtrooms and local prisons. With a minimum Upper Second Class Honours degree in Psychology or relevant qualifications, including strong research methods skills, you can enhance your employability in the health, charity, or policing sectors. Join us to unlock a world of opportunities in forensic psychology.

About the course

Want to study a Forensic Psychology Master’s in Birmingham? Our MSc Forensic Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides the first step (Stage 1) towards gaining chartered status as a forensic psychologist.

In this course you will learn about some of the most dangerous offenders in society and their victims, the various approaches to assisting police with their enquires (investigative psychology), the Criminal Justice System from a psychological perspective, the role of forensic psychologists in various forensic settings, and you will develop skills that will prepare you for Stage 2 training or further postgraduate studies.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Psychology or an MSc or Graduate Diploma in Psychology, with evidence of strong research methods skills.

UK degrees must be accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), international degrees must meet similar standards particularly with regards to research methods and statistics.

Experience of working with offenders and/or victims of crime in either a paid or voluntary capacity is desirable. Part-time students will normally be expected to be working in a forensic or forensic-related setting or have experience of this.


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Where is Birmingham City University

Student Profile

Nisha Pushpararajah

I chose to study a postgraduate course in Forensic Psychology at Birmingham City University after learning that many of the lecturers had been officially recognised for their research in the area. This showed me how dedicated they were to their subjects and helping others to learn about it. The tutors were instantly welcoming and did their utmost to suit every student’s needs.

I hope to eventually progress to become a Forensic Psychologist after developing my skills in this area. I believe I managed to get to this role partly due to the experience I gained while studying at the University

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