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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Derby Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The exciting MSc Forensic Psychology degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need to advance your career as a forensic psychologist.

Course description

  • This programme is accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS), thereby accounting for Stage 1 of the qualification for those who already hold Graduate Basis of Chartership (GBC) with the BPS
  • Choose a programme which offers a compelling blend of academic studies, research and practical experience
  • Learn from a teaching team made up of forensic practitioners and academics with considerable experience of working with offenders and victims in a range of forensic contexts
  • Benefit from a supportive and dynamic research environment where you will have the chance to pursue your own professional interests
  • Gain vital practical insights, including potential opportunities for real life experience within a related field
  • Broaden your professional options: this qualification is valuable for careers in a range of settings including prisons, secure units, hospitals, mental health services, police, probation services, courts, community organisations, charities and social enterprises
  • Build an excellent platform if you want to progress to PhD research.

This postgraduate degree will equip psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and skills they need to conduct practical work and research within a forensic context. During the course, you will be encouraged to undertake a minimum of 30 hours volunteering to gain real life experience in a related field, as well as to obtain practical insights into forensic and criminal psychology.

The culmination of the MSc Forensic Psychology programme is the research project which will enable you to tailor your learning to reflect your own specific area of professional interest and your career aspirations. To support your work on your research project, you will develop skills in collecting and analysing data relevant to forensic psychology. You will also use a range of techniques and research methods applicable to advanced scholarship in the discipline. On successful completion of the course, you may continue your training to become a Forensic Psychologist, or pursue a career in sectors such as the prison and probation services, crime analysis or education.

Accreditation

The MSc Forensic Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), thereby accounting for Stage 1 of the qualification for those who already hold Graduate Basis of Chartership (GBC) with the BPS.

Students generally choose the MSc Forensic Psychology because they wish to pursue a career in Forensic Psychology.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per 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 Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 118 15

    15th out of 34 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    114 55%

    69th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    96th

    35
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    113 60%

    20th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    5th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    11th

    3

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