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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MSc in Forensic Psychology gives you the skills to assess, intervene and care for victims and offenders. It will foster your professional growth, develop your report writing and presentation skills, methodological rigour, research expertise, independent learning and critical thinking.

There’s a strong emphasis on the application of Forensic Psychology in professional practice, and theoretical modules include topics on how the theory is applied in practice.

MSc Forensic Psychology explores both victims and offenders. It follows the progression of an offender from their first contact with the criminal justice system until their eventual release into the community of transfer to conditions of less security. The role of ongoing assessment, intervention and throughcare is emphasised throughout.

You’ll learn from staff and practising Forensic Psychologists (both NHS and HMPS) who are actively engaged in research and who regularly publish in leading forensic journals and present papers at both national and international conferences.

Why study with us

  • Through supportive seminars, lectures, coursework, examination and independent study you’ll gain key academic skills in Forensic Psychology.
  • As part of your assessment you’ll research an area of Forensic Psychology that really interests you, and it’ll develop your organisational and communication skills.
  • You’ll study modules about advanced methods in psychology, applying psychology to the legal process, attributes of offenders and victims, forensic mental health and risk assessment, professional practice and intervention.

Future careers

A number of our MSc Forensic Psychology graduates take up trainee Forensic Psychologist positions or go on to other careers in the legal and/or criminal justice system.

The major aim of this postgraduate course is to equip you with the British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) Stage 1 professional training in Forensic Psychology.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 118 28

    16th out of 34 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    119 57%

    56th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    77th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    86th

    30
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    128 68%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    19th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    26th

    1

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