Forensic Psychology

Kingston University

12 months
14900 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

    14900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home and European Union: MSc part time £5,060
  • Overseas (not EU): MSc full time £8,195


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Forensic Psychology
Kingston University