Forensic Psychology, M.Sc. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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If you want to apply what you learned through your undergraduate psychology studies to the field of offender behaviour, then this Master's in Forensic Psychology from University of Portsmouth will give you the knowledge and skills to work in the criminal justice system, or train to become a qualified forensic psychologist.

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Overview

Overview

If you want to apply what you learned through your undergraduate psychology studies to the field of offender behaviour, then this Master's in Forensic Psychology will give you the knowledge and skills to work in the criminal justice system, or train to become a qualified forensic psychologist.

The course brings together the disciplines of clinical, social and cognitive psychology, with criminology and law. You'll address the major issues concerning the justice system in relation to individuals, organisations and society, and when you successfully complete your studies, you'll be able to apply your knowledge in a range of contexts from criminal investigations, to welfare, wellbeing and rehabilitation.

Accredited by the British Psychological Society, the course represents the first of 2 stages of training required to become a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist. 

Course highlights:

  • Learn from the largest group of actively researching forensic psychology academics in the UK
  • Use our specialist facilities for interview observation including eye-tracking and digital analysis
  • Study themes including professional competence, assessment and interventions with offenders, and investigative psychology and the legal process
  • Complete a research project on a topic of your choice, applying your research and data analysis skills to produce a piece of work to a publishable standard
  • Fulfill stage 1 of 2 stages of training required to become a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist

Careers and opportunities

Forensic psychologists usually start by doing 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. 

Programme Structure

Modules include:

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

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

September

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree in Psychology or a Pass in an MSc Psychology conversion course.
  • In either case, the course must be recognised by the British Psychology Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • Consideration will also be given to applicants with a 2:2 degree where the applicant can demonstrate, through their account of their relevant education and experience in their personal statement, commitment to and awareness of diversity and inclusion (eg. caring responsibilities, disability, exclusion/unconscious bias).
  • Applicants are expected to have some relevant experience at the time of application. 

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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