About the course
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. The course has two different routes:
- Forensic Psychology, MSc (Accredited)
- Forensic Psychology, MSc (Non-accredited)
You will develop your understanding of forensic psychology in a multi-disciplinary and professional context. We promote collaborative teaching and research through our strong links with UK forensic psychology practitioners, including Her Majesty's Prison Service, the National Health Service (NHS) and Police.You will gain demonstrable, 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
- writing parole board and analytical reports
- developing forensic case formulations
- independent learning
- project planning
- problem solving
- time management
- written reports
- reflective journals
- interview guides
- oral presentations
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPsychology Forensic Science Clinical Psychology View 810 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
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).
- 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.
- Other qualifications/experience may be acceptable and will be considered by the Degree Programme Director (eg mental health specialists, police officers, prison officers).
- 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.
International23400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
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