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About Forensic Psychology
Masters degrees in Forensic Psychology involve advanced study of the intersection between Psychology and the justice system, examining the causes of crime and criminal behaviour from a psychological perspective.
Related subjects include Investigative Psychology and Applied Forensic Psychology. Entry requirements usually include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Forensic Science, Criminology or Psychology.
These courses aim to build your awareness of the factors at play in criminal behaviour and their implications. Investigating the causes for crime, you’ll study the criminal mind and its psychological processes. You’ll also develop your understanding of recognition memory and juror decision-making, along with effective protocols for testing witness memory and detecting deception.
Placements are often a key component of these courses, where you will learn to assess offenders and design training procedures for other personnel directly involved with criminal proceedings. This includes techniques for countering manipulation and managing aggression.
Forensic psychologists typically assist with criminal and civil law proceedings, and judicial and custodial processes. As such, careers may involve working in prisons, probation services and the police force, as well as social work and health services.
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This course will provide you with an advanced understanding of the theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology. Our scientist-practitioner approach equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic psychology practice.
The Forensic Psychology MSc will provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory, themes, issues and practical skills central to psychological research into behaviour relevant to crime and forensic settings.
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.
The MSc Forensic Psychology course provides a strong emphasis on the application of Forensic Psychology in professional practice, and practising Forensic psychologists are employed by the School to lecture on the course.
Complete Stage 1 of the BPS chartership process. Study with highly active practitioner Forensic Psychologists and researchers. Receive case-based hands-on training in assessment, intervention, and consultation.
This British Psychological Society accredited Forensic Psychology Masters is designed to prepare psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct practical work and research within a forensic context.
The MSc Investigative & Forensic Psychology is a one year, full-time postgraduate programme. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society and recognised as the first step towards status as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in the UK for students who have Graduate Basis for Chartership.
The Masters postgraduate degree in Forensic Psychology is the only BPS accredited programme in Wales, offering a unique opportunity for students to study Forensic Psychology in the Principality.
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and, upon completion, provides students with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as Forensic Psychologists in the UK. .
Want to study a forensic psychology Master’s in Birmingham? This MSc Forensic Psychology course offers you the chance to learn about some of the most dangerous offenders in society and, their victims.
Take a step towards becoming a forensic psychologist on our new two year MSc Applied Forensic Psychology (subject to final University approval) 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.