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Forensic Psychology (BPS accredited), M.Sc.

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The Forensic Psychology (BPS accredited) course at the Manchester Metropolitan University is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It’s accredited as the first stage towards gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS.

About

You’ll explore topics such as investigating and prosecuting crime, rehabilitation, and other current issues within forensic psychology.

In practical sessions, you might work on case formulations, complete violence risk assessments and undertake behavioural investigative advice reports.

As well as lectures, seminars and workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers to help you learn about what it’s like to work in the field. Past speakers include alumni talking about their careers, members of the local police force, and psychologists working in prisons.

The Forensic Psychology (BPS accredited) course at the Manchester Metropolitan University lecturers have forensic research and practice experience, and draw on their experience to bring relevant examples to lectures. Some members of staff continue to work in forensic practice alongside their teaching here at Manchester Met.

Career

To practise as a forensic psychologist in the UK, you’ll need to complete further training and register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

After this course, many students begin Stage 2 of the Qualification in Forensic Psychology and work towards Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS and Registration with the HCPC.

As a Chartered Psychologist, you might work in a range of criminal justice settings such as prisons, probation, voluntary sector services or the police.

Some of the previous graduates work as forensic psychologists in prisons and secure units.

Accreditation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychological Measurement
  • Introduction to Investigative Psychology
  • Offender Assessment and Treatment
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Psychology and Law
  • Qualitative Methods in Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology
  • Theory and Practice in Forensic Psychology

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity

                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                Full-time
                • Full-time duration 12 months
                Part-time
                • Average part-time duration 24 months
                • Intensity Flexible
                • Duration description
                  2-3 years part-time
              • Credits
                180 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

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                89

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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: Lower Second Class

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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              General Requirements

              • Applicants are required to have a good honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification honours degree (or international equivalent). 
              • You also need to fulfil the British Psychological Society's criteria for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. 
              • You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                15500 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                8500 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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              • UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £945 per 20 credits studied per year. 
              • Non-EU international: Part-time fee: £1723 per 20 credits studied per year. 

              Living costs for Manchester

              • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

              Funding

              • Scholarships enable talented students to pursue their dreams of entering higher education and have a first-class learning experience, whilst at Manchester Met.
              • Donations to Manchester Metropolitan University support student scholarships, helping the University to provide accessible education to a diverse student community and to recognise excellence and academic achievement.

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