Forensic Psychology

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
14200 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Forensic Psychology course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) provides a strong emphasis on the application of Forensic Psychology in professional practice, and practising Forensic psychologists are employed by the School to lecture on the course. 

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All of the more theoretical modules include topics on how the theory is applied in practice. The  MSc Forensic Psychology course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) reflects the academic skills underpinning the application of psychology to a forensic setting.

MSc Forensic Psychology attends to victims and offenders. With regard to the latter, it follows the progression of an offender from their first contact with the criminal justice system until their eventual release into the community and/or transfer to conditions of less security. The role of on-going assessment, intervention and throughcare are emphasised throughout.


A number of our graduates acquire trainee forensic psychologist positions, or go on to other careers associated with the Legal and/or Criminal Justice System.

The MSc Forensic Psychology course does not directly source work experience and does not offer placements, yet does actively support students in seeking employment, being paid or voluntary.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychology and the Legal System
  • Personal Attributes of Offenders and Victims
  • Forensic Risk Assessment (full- and part-time)
  • Advanced Methods in Psychology 2 (full- and part-time)
  • Professional Practice: Forensic Consultancy and Supervision
  • Psychology, Investigation and the Courtroom (full- and part-time)
  • Violent and Sexual Offenders: Intervention
  • Forensic Mental Health

Key information


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

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.
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

  • Students should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in Psychology (or an equivalent Psychology qualification) recognised by the BPS as conferring GBC.

  • Students with a degree that does not confer GBC are advised to apply for the MSc Psychology (Conversion) course and then to consider applying for this course. Students with a relevant lower second class honours degree, but showing a good final year performance, including a good quality dissertation/research project, will be considered on an individual basis.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time: £945 per 20 credits (UK/EU)


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Forensic Psychology
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