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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent is accredited by The British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists. This MSc is the only programme that offers an entire module on offender cognition, which helps you to understand how offence-supportive thinking can increase the chances of sexual offenders, firesetters and other individuals committing offences. With the support of forensic psychology staff you will also gain real-world writing skills such as journal writing, risk assessment reports, court reports and government research reports.

This programme aims to: foster your intellectual development by providing you with specialised knowledge of a range of theoretical approaches to forensic psychology and statistical and methodological expertise in order that you should be well equipped to make your own original contribution to psychological knowledge; provide teaching that is informed by current research and scholarship and that requires you to engage with aspects of work at the frontiers of knowledge; help you to develop research skills and transferable skills in preparation for entering academic or other careers as psychologists; satisfy the academic requirements of the knowledge base specified by the British Psychological Society; enable you to manage your own learning and to carry out independent research; help you to develop general critical, analytic and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings. Our postgraduate students commonly go into the fields of health, teaching or further education. For instance, many of our graduates take up roles as assistant psychologists in the NHS with a view to becoming a professional clinical or forensic psychologist. Upon completing our Master’s courses, graduates have also pursued doctoral study and academic careers at higher education institutions. The programmes we offer help you to develop general critical, analytic and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000per year

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 164 countries. 25% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Welcome events for international students include welcome talks, visits to local tourist attractions, campus tours, themed evenings and sporting events.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    147 68%

    31st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    10

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