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Applied Forensic Psychology MSc

Course Description

If you enjoyed forensic psychology at undergraduate level and want to take your learning further, then our postgraduate course will help take your skills to the next level. We are ideal for those with a professional interest working within forensic and legal contexts, including with victims of crime or offenders. You can choose to study on a full or part-time basis to suit your needs.

You'll develop specialised knowledge and a critical awareness of issues at the forefront of Applied Forensic Psychology. We are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and study theoretical and practical issues pertinent to those working in forensic settings. You'll have everything you need to get started as a professional forensic psychologist, so improve your job prospects by studying on our fully engaging course.

Course outline

We incorporate a variety of blended learning and campus-based activities explicitly designed to meet the needs of learners working in a wide range of practice situations.

Graduate destinations

The largest employer of fully qualified forensic psychologists is HM Prison Service. You may also work for the NHS within rehabilitation units and secure hospitals, or seek employment in the social services, university departments or consultancy work. The skills you learn will be considered highly valuable in a wide range of jobs outside this area as well.

Visit the Applied Forensic Psychology MSc page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree that confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedures.

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