Forensic Psychology, M.Sc.

Forensic Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The parallel MSc Psychology in Forensic Settings offers professionals from different, related backgrounds the opportunity to undertake training across the same subject areas, but it does not lead to an externally accredited psychology qualification.

Your Forensic Psychology Forensic Psychology programme draws on expertise within academia and Glasgow Caledonian University’s strong link with active practitioners to give you thorough and relevant training in the field – including instruction in the psychological, forensic, criminal and legal issues that will inform and influence your future career.

You’ll learn to adopt an independent, analytical and evaluative approach to forensic psychology – and become a part of our thriving and diverse academic community. Here, you’ll be encouraged to build a future that truly serves the common good, whether you’re helping detect and treat offenders or advising on staff and services development across a wide range of fields.

Graduate prospects

GCU is known for world-class education, with a global reputation and top 5% ranking that will help you compete for a variety of positions in the field of forensic psychology. 

You might choose a role in the public sector working in the courts, law enforcement and prisons, hospitals or mental health and social work; pursue a speciality in a commercial setting or continue your academic career.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as the Stage 1 on the route towards Chartered Status and membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
  • Psychology and the Legal Process
  • Analytical Methods
  • Applying Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Interventions with Offenders
  • Children, Young Persons and the Law
  • Professional Skills in a Forensic Setting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no fixed deadline for many of our postgraduate programmes, but please check the webpage of the course you are interested in for a closing date. In all cases we recommend you apply as early as possible to ensure there is plenty of time to process your visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

UK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), and relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
RUK: £5500

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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