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Forensic Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Forensic Psychology course at Kingston University has research active staff with special interests ranging from intimate partner violence, forensic mental health, and detection of deception. You will also benefit from the close links our staff have with forensic settings located in London and the surrounding area.

About

The Forensic Psychology course at Kingston University is concerned with the psychological issues associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment of those who have committed offences. It refers to the investigation of deception, fraud, crime and the psychological aspects of legal and judicial process.

You will learn how psychology is applied in various forensic settings and be introduced to the role of the forensic psychologist in practice. You will gain knowledge of the legal aspects of forensic psychology, such as considerations for courts and sentencing, and examine the aetiology of criminal behaviour in depth.

Where this course will take you

The course offers a placement within a forensic, clinical or research setting for each student. I was allocated a placement in a medium security hospital for women in West London, a placement I hugely enjoyed. I was able to complete risk assessments, create and lead an art therapy group, and co-faciliate a CBT/DBT based group.

During the course we also received lectures from professionals in forensic psychology, which exposed us to potential career paths and an opportunity to meet practitioners from different services.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Antisocial behaviours across the lifespan; Treatment and intervention
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology Dissertation
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • This course is open to those applicants who normally have achieved an upper second class degree in psychology with BPS accreditation.
  • We normally invite applicants for an interview with a panel comprising of the course director, and two other senior members of the teaching team. International students based overseas can arrange for an interview via Skype.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home and European Union: MSc part time  £4400
  • Overseas (not EU): MSc full time £7975

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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