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MSc Forensic Psychology (BPS approved)


Course Description

This programme is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It is accredited as the first stage towards becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. This programme is only open to applicants who possess the BPS Graduate Basis for Registration/Chartering or its equivalent as recognised by the BPS Admissions Committee.

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the programme, many students embark on Stage 2 of the Qualification in Forensic Psychology and work towards Chartered Psychologist Status with the BPS and Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Many successful graduates have taken positions as forensic psychologists in prisons and secure units. Some have gained posts within the probationary service and others have become clinical psychologists.

Overseas students have taken up academic and practitioner positions in their own countries.

There are opportunities to undertake professional qualifications, depending on the programme studied, and to move onto higher level research and study, such as MPhil and PhD.

Visit the MSc Forensic Psychology (BPS approved) page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a good honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification honours degree (or international equivalent). You also need to fulfil the British Psychological Society’s criteria for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing.

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