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Forensic Psychology

University of Derby

12 months
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14700 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
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Forensic Psychology at University of Derby will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need to advance your career as a forensic psychologist.

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Overview

Forensic Psychology at University of Derby  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. 

Career:

Students generally choose the MSc Forensic Psychology because they wish to pursue a career in 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • Final selection may be subject to an interview with members of the course team

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK part time £875 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

  • 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. 

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