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Forensic Psychology

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

12 months
14500 GBP/year
8750 GBP/year
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The Forensic Psychology course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) gives you the skills to assess, intervene and care for victims and offenders. 

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The Forensic Psychology course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) explores both victims and offenders. It follows the progression of an offender from their first contact with the criminal justice system until their eventual release into the community of transfer to conditions of less security. The role of ongoing assessment, intervention and throughcare is emphasised throughout.

You’ll learn from staff and practising Forensic Psychologists (both NHS and HMPS) who are actively engaged in research and who regularly publish in leading forensic journals and present papers at both national and international conferences.

Why study with us

Through supportive seminars, lectures, coursework, examination and independent study you’ll gain key academic skills in Forensic Psychology.

As part of your assessment you’ll research an area of Forensic Psychology that really interests you, and it’ll develop your organisational and communication skills.

You’ll study modules about advanced methods in psychology, applying psychology to the legal process, attributes of offenders and victims, forensic mental health and risk assessment, professional practice and intervention.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology and the Legal System
  • Personal Attributes of Offenders and Victims
  • Professional Practice: Forensic Consultancy and Supervision
  • Forensic Risk Assessrnent
  • Psychology, Investigation and the Courtroom
  • 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
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:1 Honours Degree in Psychology or equivalent Psychology qualification recognised by British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered members

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time: £975 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 GBP /month
Living costs

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