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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 23-SEP-22

  • Duration

    16 months

Course summary

What is Forensic Psychology MSc?

Accredited by the British Psychological Society, on this course you’ll develop the expertise for a successful career in forensic psychology.

You’ll underpin your practice with both a sound appreciation of academic research evidence, and an understanding of the Forensic Psychologist’s role in investigative and legal processes, as well as the assessment and treatment of offenders.

Study style

You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures and seminars, personal and professional reflection, and the opportunity of field visits. Your studies will be assessed by a range of coursework - practice reports, case formulations, presentations and portfolios.

As you develop your understanding, you’ll learn how to engage in the reflective practice that’s essential to maintaining professional competence and integrity. You’ll explore the ethical, legal, professional and personal dilemmas that can arise in professional practice within forensic settings.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • Assistant Psychologist posts
  • national and international police services
  • crime analysis
  • fraud investigation
  • prison and probation services
  • youth teams
  • secure units and special hospitals
  • the wider security and investigative services - eg Dstl, MoD, IPCC, the Home Office.

Or you could move into further academic study and research - potentially a PhD and/or working as a Research Assistant.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700overall cost

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 Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    91st out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    111 52%

    80th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    94th

    33

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