- This programme is accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS), thereby accounting for Stage 1 of the qualification for those who already hold Graduate Basis of Chartership (GBC) with the BPS
- Choose a programme which offers a compelling blend of academic studies, research and practical experience
- Learn from a teaching team made up of forensic practitioners and academics with considerable experience of working with offenders and victims in a range of forensic contexts
- Benefit from a supportive and dynamic research environment where you will have the chance to pursue your own professional interests
- Gain vital practical insights, including potential opportunities for real life experience within a related field
- Broaden your professional options: this qualification is valuable for careers in a range of settings including prisons, secure units, hospitals, mental health services, police, probation services, courts, community organisations, charities and social enterprises
- Build an excellent platform if you want to progress to PhD research
This postgraduate degree will equip psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and skills they need to conduct practical work and research within a forensic context.
During the course, you will be encouraged to undertake a minimum of 30 hours volunteering to gain real life experience in a related field, as well as to obtain practical insights into forensic psychology.
Forensic Psychologists work across many agencies within the criminal justice system, primarily in prison and probation services, secure hospitals, the police, and the courts in roles such as:
- Offender Manager
- Probation Officer
- Psychological Assistant
- Offender Behaviour Programme Facilitator
- Trainee Forensic Psychologist (stage 2 Qualification in Forensic Psychology)
- Behavioural Support Mentor in a school
- Mental Health Recovery Worker
- Forensic Support Worker
- Assistant Forensic Psychologist
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- Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
- The Psychology of Crime, Criminal Behaviour, and Victimology
- Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
- The legal and criminal justice context of forensic psychology
- Forensic Settings and Rehabilitative Interventions
- Forensic Assessment
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPsychology Forensic Science Clinical Psychology View 122 other Masters in Forensic Science in United Kingdom
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- You will need a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology (or equivalent) that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the Society
- Those whose qualification does not confer GBC may also apply and an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) is similarly required. However, to be eligible for Chartered Membership (CPsychol) of the Society and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP), the GBC is a requirement
- Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 should contact the Programme Leader
- You are required to provide one academic and one vocational reference
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International14700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National7850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
UK part time £875 per 20 credits
Living costs for Derby
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application.
- Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.