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    Distance learning available

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  • Course Duration

    2-10 years

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  • Course Fees

    £6,123 – £9,278 (fees can vary depending on which modules you choose to make up your qualification).

Course content

This masters degree enables you to gain an advanced understanding of the fascinating area of forensic psychology, while enhancing your analytical and communication skills, as well as your research literacy. You will learn about a broad range of topics relevant to forensic psychology and develop an understanding of the reciprocal relationship this field of research has with UK law, legal practice, policy, public opinion and the media.

The qualification also considers international differences in forensic theory, research and practice.

This qualification requires an aptitude for critical analytical thinking and for understanding the principles driving different research methods. It also has a strong emphasis on applied relevance. Completing the qualification will enable you to source, select and review forensic psychological research independently, evaluate its relevance for complex real life issue/cases, assess its validity and clearly communicate your findings to academic and non-academic audiences.

Key features of the course

•Provides professional development for all those working in careers where research literacy, analytic and communication skills are valued
•Experienced tutors and bespoke teaching materials provide an exploration of engaging topic areas and research, enabling you to engage with them in a sophisticated manner
•Relevant for existing professionals or those wishing to pursue a career in all areas of the UK criminal justice system and civil or social services.

This qualification is eligible for a Postgraduate Loan available from Student Finance England.


This 180-credit qualification comprises one standard and one long module.

To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows:

Compulsory modules

• Principles of social and psychological inquiry (DD801)
• Investigating forensic psychology (DD802)
This module offers an innovative approach to studying the fascinating area of forensic psychology by exploring topics through real crime cases.

The modules quoted in this description are currently available for study. However, as we review the curriculum on a regular basis, the exact selection may change over time.

Visit the MSc in Forensic Psychological Studies page on the Open University website for more details!




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