The MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health is one programme of study, with a single entry route.
MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health (Stage One of the Qualification in Forensic Psychology).
Application for accreditation submitted to the BPS. This MSc is for graduates wishing to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist and/or want to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner forensic psychologist.
The BPS defines a minimum attendance requirement of 85% for this degree, and a minimum mark of 40% or above in every module, with an overall mark of 50% for the student to be eligible to graduate with a degree that is accredited by the BPS. Protected time and e-learning options will enhance the flexible approach to learning.
The course is offered on both a full and a part time basis. For the part time option you will be offered 4 modules per year over two years, 1 day per week. The second year will also include the dissertation. For the full time option, you will be offered four modules per semester over 2 days per week. The dissertation will commence as soon as possible within the academic year (April at the latest) with a submission deadline of September. Teaching will be a blend of face to face and online and will be based on case examples from forensic and clinical practice.
An honours degree (minimum 2:1), or overseas equivalent is required for direct entry to the programme. Non-standard applicants (including those with a 2:2 degree) will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enroll initially on the Postgraduate Diploma.