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About

If you want to apply your psychology studies to the exciting field of criminal investigation, then this MSc Forensic Psychology degree course at University of Portsmouth will give you the tools, skills and knowledge to reach your ambition.

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Overview

On this Forensic Psychology degree course at University of Portsmouth  you'll learn to understand the different aspects of the legal system, and bring together the disciplines of clinical, social and cognitive psychology, as well as criminology and law. You'll address the major issues concerning the justice system, organisations, individuals and society.

If you're ready to take the next step towards chartered status as a forensic psychologist, this course will introduce you to research at the forefront of the field, and give you the opportunity to get involved with ongoing projects in the department.

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll usually do a minimum of 2 years full-time supervised practice in an employment setting. The work of forensic psychologists is varied, ranging from criminal investigations to organisational change, and from matters of civil justice such as child access to operational emergencies such as hostage incidents.

Here are some routes our previous graduates have pursued:

  • working in prisons
  • probation work
  • the police force
  • social work
  • health services
  • the courts
  • academia
  • private practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory into Practice: Foundations of Professional Competence in Forensic Psychology
  • Assessment and Interventions with Offenders
  • Empirical Research Project for Forensic Psychology
  • Investigative Psychology and the Legal Process
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Make your application as soon as possible.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree in Psychology that is recognised by The British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC).  
  • All applicants subject to interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU/Channel Islands 

  • Part time:  £3,000 in year 1 and £6,000 in year 2

International students 

  • Part time: £5,470 in year 1 and £10,930 in year 2

Funding

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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