12 months
16385 GBP/year
9910 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study the theories of criminal behaviour and the application of psychological theory to practice in the Forensic Psychology programme from Sheffield Hallam University.


On this Forensic Psychology course at Sheffield Hallam University, you'll study both psychological theory and practice. 

You'll focus on investigative psychology, the role of psychology within criminal justice processes, and how offenders are assessed and treated. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for a range of worthwhile career paths.

Future careers

This course prepares you to go on to Stage 2 of the chartership process, or further postgraduate study such as a PhD.

The course also prepares you for a career as a

  • crime analyst
  • police officer
  • researcher
  • interventions facilitator
  • assistant psychologist
  • trainee probation officer
  • appropriate adult
  • youth justice worker


This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Forensic Consultancy  
  • Assessment And Formulation  
  • Dissertation And Continuing Professional Development  
  • Investigative Psychology  
  • Legal And Criminal Justice  
  • Offender Treatment And Interventions  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have successfully completed an undergraduate honours degree in psychology (2:1 or above). Undergraduate honours degrees in criminology or other relevant disciplines may also be considered. It would be helpful if your previous studies included research methods.
  • If you have successfully completed an undergraduate honours degree in psychology (or other relevant discipline) with a 2:2, you may be considered if you can satisfy the course team that you have the ability to complete the course (e.g., through evidence significant work experience in criminal justice, or successful completion of other relevant postgraduate study).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16385 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16385 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9910 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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