Forensic Psychology

University of Gloucestershire

12 months
14700 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Forensic Psychology at University of Gloucestershire underpins your practice with a sound appreciation of academic research evidence and understanding of the forensic psychologist’s role in investigative and legal processes, as well as the assessment and treatment of offenders.


The Forensic Psychology program offered by c has a distinctive and strong applied focus and centres around core areas of expertise. One particular focus is on issues surrounding the commission, detection and prosecution of sexual offences, and the management of offenders.

Another focus is on how the forensic practitioner obtains best information and evidence via investigative interviewing, the detection of deception, and special procedures to assist vulnerable witnesses. 

Graduates with M.S. in Forensic Psychology from Forensic Psychology will:

  • Learn how to engage in the reflective practice that’s essential to maintaining professional competence and integrity
  • Explore the ethical, legal, professional and personal dilemmas that can arise in professional practice within forensic settings.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Developing the Forensic Practitioner
  • Vulnerability and Victims in Forensic Contexts
  • Offenders: Causes, Assessment and Treatment
  • New Directions in Forensic and Legal Investigation
  • Psychology in the Legal Process
  • Advanced Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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

  • Honours degree or equivalent in psychology
  • Eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership of the BPS
  • Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview to assess suitability
  • A strong academic reference

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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