Forensic and Investigative Psychology, M.Sc. | Canterbury Christ Church University | Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Forensic and Investigative Psychology

12 months
Duration
15500 GBP/year
9090 GBP/year
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About

Develop core psychological knowledge and skills in forensic and investigative research and psychological enquiry, and develop your awareness of ‘best practice’ approaches in accordance with professional practice frameworks with this course in Forensic and Investigative Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University.

Overview

We adopt an applied approach to teaching and learning with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and a focus on the scientist-practitioner model. The course aims to develop the practical and academic skills you will need to become a confident, professional and reflective practitioner including, critical evaluation, communication (written, oral and non-verbal), reflection and the ability to synthesise knowledge.

Forensic and Investigative Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University is a discipline that involves the application of scientific theory and principles to help in the understanding, investigation, assessment and treatment of offenders and criminality, and legal responses to criminality.

Who is this course for?

This programme is designed for psychology graduates, graduates from relevant disciplines (e.g. policing, criminology, law) and/or professionals (e.g. police, probation officers, prison officers, forensic mental health practitioners, criminologists) working in, or intending to work in forensic settings (e.g. probation services, victim support services, prisons, forensic psychologist in training) and wishing to pursue specialised training in forensic and/or investigative psychology. 

This programme has a strong focus on students gaining key skills for potential employability, including being a stepping stone towards a career in forensic and/or investigative psychology and/or further education. Therefore, upon successful completion of the programme students will have gained a range of valuable specific and transferable professional and academic skills to help them pursue a career within forensic and/or investigative psychology. 

Further education students may consider upon completion of this programme may include: MSc Research, PhD, Doctorate Clinical Psychology; Doctorate Clinical/Forensic Psychology, Stage 2 Qualification in Forensic Psychology* or other postgraduate degrees that may support their career progression.

All about the course

The programme provides a student centred and applied teaching and learning approach to develop your knowledge and skills in forensic and investigative psychology, both in relation to professional practice and research. The taught component of this programme is normally delivered over two full days, with students expected to engage self-directed and independent learning throughout the week. 

The programme is comprised of seven core modules including: four ‘content modules’ (20 credits each), two Research Methods and Statistic modules (20 credits each) and one Research Project module (60 credits). 

Your future career

Upon completion of this programme, students may explore opportunities to work within forensic environments, seek employment with forensic mental health services (e.g. NHS, private sector), pursue employment as a probation officer, prison officer, assistant psychologist or police officer roles or further education (e.g. PhD, Doctorate clinical and Forensic Psychology).

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Forensic Assessment, Treatment and Professional Practice
  • Investigative Psychology
  • Understanding Criminality and Offending Behaviour
  • Criminal Justice and the Investigative Process
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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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

  • A minimum of a 2:1 in a BPS accredited Undergraduate Psychology degree OR BPS accredited MSc Psychology conversion course OR
  • A minimum of a 2:2 in a BPS accredited Undergraduate Psychology degree OR BPS accredited MSc Psychology Conversion course and relevant experience in forensic or investigative settings.
  • Any of the above applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the programme director.
  • International students will be considered on a ‘case by case’ basis and be required to attend an interview. However, it is expected they will have completed at least an undergraduate degree with a major in psychology or a postgraduate degree with a focus in psychology.
  • IELTS: If English is not your first language we will require you to obtain IELTS (or equivalent) 7.0 overall, with no less than 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in all other bands.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9090 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 GBP per year during 12 months.

National - part-time: £4,545

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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1500 GBP
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Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1000 GBP
Deadline
30 Jun 2025
Sanctuary Scholarship
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Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Grant
300 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
Bursary Awards
Merit-based

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Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Grant
1500 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
International Student Scholarship 2022/23 and 2023/24
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Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
07 Nov 2024
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UK Government
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Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Various benefits
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8000 GBP
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Get-Scholarship
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Grant
3000 GBP
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Scholarship Scheme set up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
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3000 GBP
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7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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1000000 INR
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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1652 GBP
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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14 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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01 Dec 2024
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500 GBP
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31 Aug 2024
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25000 USD
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20 Sep 2024
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7000 USD
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24 Apr 2025
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5000 USD
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25 Aug 2024
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5000 CAD
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90000 AUD
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3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
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12000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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10000 USD
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8000 EUR
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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3000 USD
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