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MSc in Forensic Psychology

University of Kent School of Psychology

Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

The MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent is accredited by The British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists.

*This course will be taught at the Canterbury campus*

Key benefits

There are at least 5 reasons to choose the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent:

  1. Our team of forensic psychologists – many of whom are chartered – is growing, not diminishing, in the current economic climate
  2. Our module on the assessment and treatment of offenders is taught by practitioners who work with offenders every day
  3. We provide visits to secure forensic establishments
  4. Ours is the only programme that focuses an entire module on offender cognition
  5. We prepare you for your future

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Entry Requirements

You must hold, or have applied for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC, formerly GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Please note that Graduate Membership of the BPS is not accepted.

You must also hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree with a classification (grade average) of a high 2.1 (i.e. average grade of 65 or over) or Merit in the UK system (the second highest classification after First/Distinction). Results from institutions in other countries will be assessed individually according to this standard.

Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Mehdi Alemohammad

I valued learning from experts who worked directly with offenders. The course benefits from well-known chartered forensic psychologists and researchers who work regularly with offenders.

I particularly enjoyed the regular seminars given by well-known forensic psychologists. The integration of theories with practical experience made learning much more pragmatic. There were also talks by police officers, volunteer organisations and firefighters, highlighting the need to think outside of the box and not to work in isolation.

I attended field trips, ranging from a young offender institute (YOI) to a high security forensic psychiatric unit. Besides the obvious advantage of visiting and learning from these sites, this also helped me to develop a broader perspective of what is involved in forensic psychology. I am now using the skills I gained at the University working at a specialist forensic mental health service in Kent

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