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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Are you fascinated by the psychology of crime and criminal investigation? Do you want to learn about those who commit crime and how we might foster offence free living? Would you like to understand more about professional practice as a forensic psychologist? This master’s degree has been designed to provide a thorough grounding in Forensic Psychology as required for Stage 1 training as a forensic psychologist (application for accreditation submitted to The British Psychological Society).

In this MSc you will develop and apply psychology knowledge to criminal investigation processes, working with those who offend and working with other professionals in the criminal justice system. You will also undertake a large scale research project in which you will examine an area of forensic psychology theory and practice.

This course has excellent links with statutory and third sector services such as probation, prison, forensic mental health and third sector services. Staff from these teams are actively involved in providing teaching and opportunities for research to students on this programme.

YOUR FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENCE

Based in the College of Human and Health Sciences, the programme uses a blended learning approach to develop your knowledge and skills. This includes online learning, seminars, group work and workshops. Your assignments are based on ‘real world’ activities forensic psychologists engage in (e.g. writing reports, policies and information leaflets, presenting to peers).

Many of our academic staff are leaders in their specialist fields of research, including: investigative psychology, eye witness memory and testimony, assessing psychological vulnerability during police interviewing and forensic mental health services.

We support you to seek out relevant work placements and voluntary experience through local services and the university Discovery centre. We also provide opportunities for you to complete the Swansea Employability Academy’s Career Development Course. Together these can enhance your employment prospects.

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY CAREERS

Forensic psychologists work in prison, probation and forensic mental health settings, working closely with the police, the courts, and with victims of crime. Individuals completing an MSc in Forensic Psychology might also choose to develop a career in other roles within the criminal justice system such as the probation, prison or police services.

This course has professional links with a number of local service providers including:

  • Local Health Boards and Social Services departments
  • HM Prison and Probation service
  • Independent sector and third sector providers
  • Local Police Forces

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,050per year

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

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 35 9

    42nd out of 118 21

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    32nd

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    10th

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    128 62%

    46th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    43rd

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    79th

    13

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