Aims of the course
This MSc provides you with an advanced and up-to-date understanding of theoretical and applied issues in Forensic Psychology and training in professional competencies. The course integrates psychological theory and research with the development of practical skills and understanding of the scope of professional practice.This MSc has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The course provides a professional qualification that meets Part One of the BPS requirements for Chartered Forensic Psychologist status.
Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a good (at least a lower second) degree in psychology or equivalent subject that confers Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the BPS. Non-UK degree holders should contact the BPS (http://www.bps.org.uk) to find out whether they qualify for GBR. If not, it is possible to take the Graduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology to gain entry to this course. All successful applicants are interviewed.
Most graduates are expected to continue on to careers in one of the main settings in which forensic psychologists work: the police services, the Home Office, the Prison Service, in special hospitals, regional secure units, the probation services, as consultants and in academia. Prospects in many of these areas are good. On graduation you can also apply for an MPhil/PhD course.