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.
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.
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