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Forensic Psychology

The University of Winchester

12 months
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15500 GBP/year
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The Forensic Psychology programme offered by The University of Winchester provides the academic component of the route to becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist status with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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Overview

The Forensic Psychology programme offered by The University of Winchester introduces the context and application of psychology in various forensic settings including the legal and criminal justice system, forensic psychological practice and forensic mental health. You are introduced to the role of a forensic psychologist in practice. The programme focuses on core theoretical models of crime with an emphasis on theoretical, practical and methodological limitations.

When considering applied skills in forensic practice, there is a focus on specialist assessments, core treatments and interventions utilised when working with various client groups in a forensic setting. Client groups include offenders in prison, secure hospitals and the community, as well as offenders on probation and within the legal system (court assessment). You gain the ability to design, conduct, analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological research in a chosen specialised research area.

There is an emphasis on reflective practice skills, and professional and ethical practice in the workplace. There are also opportunities for volunteering in optional forensic practice placements via the university’s volunteering department. Core modules include Foundations of Forensic Psychology Practice, The Criminal Justice System and the Legal Framework, Specialist Skills in Treatment and Interventions, and Investigative Psychology.

Careers

  • The programme provides the first step (Stage 1) towards gaining Chartered Forensic Psychologist status with the BPS.

Accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Forensic Psychology Practice
  • Investigative Psychology
  • Assessment and Consultancy within Forensic Practice
  • Specialist Skills in Treatment and Interventions
  • The Criminal Justice System and the Legal Framework
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Empirical Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second-class Honours degree (or recognised equivalent qualification) in Psychology and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). 
  • Students who do not fulfil this GBC entry requirement are considered on an individual basis by the programme team.

Tuition Fee

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    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Winchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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