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MSc Forensic Psychology

Course Description

This MSc Forensic Psychology offers you the chance to work with some of the most dangerous criminals in society, including sex offenders, offenders with mental disorders and victims of crime.The MSc offers an exciting opportunity for you to combine knowledge of psychological theory whilst developing the practical skills and an understanding of professional practice in forensic psychology.

After this course many students either go in to employment with the prison services and enforcement agencies such as HMP Birmingham or you may choose to continue down a more academic route and focus on research.

What's covered in the course?

We provide all students with a detailed understanding of the key theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology, including the development of offending behaviour, re-offending, the effects of offending on victims, and the assessment and treatment of offenders. We also provide training in forensic methods primarily from a psychological standpoint, but also to familiarise students with the perspectives of a range of professions involved in the assessment and treatment of offenders.

We’ll teach you how to design research, conduct statistical analysis, evaluate and scientifically report research in forensic psychology and enhance your skills in communication, group work, professionalism and ICT.

If you want to become a registered Forensic Psychologist, take your research to a doctorate level or have an interest in the area and a relevant qualification with British Psychological Society Accreditation then this course could be for you.

Visit the MSc Forensic Psychology page on the Birmingham City University website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of an upper Second Class Honours degree in psychology, with evidence of strong research methods skills.The degree must be accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), or be able to provide evidence of Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS.Please see the BPS website for further details. Experience of working with offenders and/or victims of crime in either a paid or voluntary capacity is also desirable.

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