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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

Study a British Psychology Society accredited course.
Work towards completing Stage One of the two-stage BPS chartership process.
Learn new research methods and conduct your own empirical project.
Gain consultancy skills, communicating with professional audiences.
Develop the knowledge, skills, values and academic approach to work in areas relating to forensic psychology.

On this course, you'll study both psychological theory and practice. You'll focus on investigative psychology, the role of psychology within criminal justice processes, and how offenders are assessed and treated. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for a range of worthwhile career paths.

How you learn

The course has a blended learning approach. You will attend for four 'block weeks' in October, November, February and March. The rest of your learning will be undertaken online, with screencasts, online activities and discussion threads. During block weeks, you will participate in workshop-based activities on topics in forensic psychology.

You learn through

  • workshop-based activities on campus
  • independent study
  • online activities
  • guest lecturers
  • screencasts

Future careers

This course prepares you to go on to Stage 2 of the chartership process, or further postgraduate study such as a PhD.

The course also prepares you for a career as a

  • crime analyst
  • police officer
  • researcher
  • interventions facilitator
  • assistant psychologist
  • trainee probation officer
  • appropriate adult
  • youth justice worker

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    112 52%

    77th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    79th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    36th

    38

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