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Forensic Psychology MSc (BPS accredited)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

Examine the role of psychologists in legal settings, advances in the psychological understanding of criminal behaviour, and offender assessment and rehabilitation.

Our masters course 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.

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.

Our course 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 PROSPECTS

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 our previous graduates work as forensic psychologists in prisons and secure units.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

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

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 118 4

    30th out of 34 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    128 60%

    50th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    60th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    32nd

    12

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