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.
- The programme provides the first step (Stage 1) towards gaining Chartered Forensic Psychologist status with the BPS.
Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Programme StructureCourses 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPsychology Forensic Science View 840 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
- 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.
International15500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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