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MSc Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling at the University of Bath

New MSc Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling at the University of Bath

Take a step towards becoming a forensic psychologist on our new two year MSc Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling course for 2019/20 entry. It includes a compulsory placement and development of counselling skills.

This course provides all the background psychological knowledge, professional skills and relevant experience you need to move confidently into forensic psychology work within the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.

This course is for graduates in psychology, who are interested in progressing to careers in the forensic services as practitioners, researchers or managers. It is also for those currently working in the criminal justice or forensic mental health systems, wishing to learn more about the theory and practice behind forensic psychology.

Further your knowledge of forensic psychology

You will gain up-to-date knowledge of psychological theory and practices and develop the insights and skills to carry out research and development projects in forensic services, looking at governance, ethical, organisational issues.

You will also be introduced to the foundation skills of forensic psychology practice and spend time developing basic skills in counselling that can be applied in a variety of forensic settings.

Compulsory placement

This degree features a compulsory placement integral to the course. The placement can last up to 12 months.

You will work closely alongside a forensic psychologist or other forensic professional throughout your placement, applying knowledge of forensic psychology theories, models and approaches. You can undertake your placement in the UK or overseas.

About us

The Department of Psychology retains real strength in the breadth of methodological approaches, including diverse quantitative and qualitative methods, which make us distinctive in our research and teaching.

Get in touch

You can find out more information about this course and about the University of Bath on our website, or email [email protected] if you have any questions.



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