12 months
26400 GBP/year
11100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Forensic Psychology programme of Newcastle University will provide you with an advanced understanding of the theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology. Our scientist-practitioner approach equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic psychology practice.


The Forensic Psychology programme of Newcastle University offers comprehensive professional training in forensic psychology. You will gain an in-depth experience of offending and victim pathways, as well as the investigative process. Through the use of a structured framework, you will also study theory and conduct research relating to forensic psychology practice. 

Students at Forensic Psychology programme of Newcastle University will gain advanced knowledge and critical understanding in:

  • theories and professional issues of forensic psychology
  • the breadth and depth of forensic psychology
  • the role of psychology within the legal system (civil and criminal)
  • the National Offender Management system
  • legislation under which forensic psychologists work
  • investigative psychology and forensic interviewing
  • investigative process from pre-trial/conviction to through/after-care and restorative justice
  • legal, ethical and contextual issues in the evaluation of research and practice
  • debating and using evidence from appropriate literature
  • legal processes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Psychology and The Criminal Justice System
  • Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviour
  • Investigative Psychology and Forensic Interviewing
  • Forensic Assessment and Case Formulation
  • Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology Project

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application deadline has not yet been confirmed.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Forensic Psychology MSc (Accredited) - A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology, which provides Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). See also relevant experience requirement below.
  • Forensic Psychology MSc (Non-accredited) - A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology (joint or combined honours which includes psychology, or an international psychology degree) that does not confer GBC with the BPS.
  • If shortlisted for interview, students on this route must be able to satisfy the interview panel that they have the ability to successfully complete a module in advanced research methods and statistics.
  • English Language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time Home students £5,550

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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