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Forensic Psychology

Cardiff Metropolitan University

12 months
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14000 GBP/year
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About

The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University is the only BPS accredited programme in Wales, offering a unique opportunity for students to study Forensic Psychology in the Principality.

Overview

Working collaboratively with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services (HMMPS) and secure forensic mental health facility providers in Wales helps keep the Master of Science in Forensic Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University up to date with strategy development and policy decisions. Regular contributions from Practitioner Forensic Psychologists working in Wales enables students to understand more about regional services and their impact on society locally. In addition, the programme benefits from the input of several national and international contributors who share their extensive specialist knowledge and experience within the field of Forensic Psychology.

Careers :

A British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology is the first step (stage one) in gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS and Registered Practitioner status with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). The MSc in Forensic Psychology will provide the knowledge base and applied research skills that will provide the foundation for engagement with the next stage of training (i.e. BPS Stage 2 or HCPC route) towards registration as a Forensic Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. From September, students who do not achieve a pass mark of at least 50% in each module will not be awarded an accredited degree but an alternative award.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Design 
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Professional Practice and Offender Management 
  • Psychological Assessments and Interventions 
  • Theories of Criminal Behaviour 
  • Legal Psychology
  • Addiction and Psychological Vulnerabilities

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, from a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited undergraduate course.
  • In addition, applicants will be expected to demonstrate experience in a relevant area, for example, experience with victims, offenders or service providers in a forensic domain. Roles and responsibilities will need to be evidenced within the application, as well as detailing duration and hours per week undertaken.
  • In exceptional cases, applicants who have achieved a lower second class award in an accredited Psychology undergraduate degree but have extensive relevant work experience may be considered for admission to the Programme.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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