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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    High Wycombe Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 07-FEB-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

Are you interested in becoming a chartered forensic psychologist? If so, you will need a Forensic Psychology Masters.

Our specially-developed blended learning master’s offers the added convenience of being able to complete your studies alongside your current employment.

With a strong applied forensic focus, you will be highly sought after for psychology work in prisons, and related settings, when you graduate.

Forensic psychology training

As a forensic psychologist, you will work directly with offenders on treatment and rehabilitation programmes, and be involved in psychological interventions designed to modify criminal behaviour. You may also be called upon to give evidence to expert audiences, including courts, and parole and mental health boards.

This course covers all the main areas of knowledge, and practical skills you will need to move into this area of work, and, if you are not already in such a position, it will provide guidance on securing a trainee position.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who has studied psychology at undergraduate level and wishes to specialise in prison work. You might be working as an intervention facilitator in prisons already and want to move your career on. You may also have studied a degree such as criminology or sociology and have hands-on experience you can draw on working in the criminal justice system.

Tailored assessments

We use a mix of assessments to mirror the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field. For example, you will complete risk assessments, professional case reports and a presentation to an expert audience.

You will also learn to measure intervention effectiveness and facilitate interventions, using mock scenarios and role plays, as well as working directly with prisoners.

What are my career prospects

By the end of the course, you will be well equipped to work in a variety of forensic psychology environments, in prisons, probation or victim work. You could also specialise in interventions work in prisons or other settings.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,850per year

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

University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    124th

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    118th out of 118 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    104 48%

    100th

    39
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%

    113th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    23rd

    39

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