MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
MSc 24 months PT, 12 months FT
Entry requirements

We require you to have:

  • a BSc Psychology degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent , which confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status with the British Psychological Society (BPS). If you are unsure whether your degree will give you eligibility for the GBC, you can check whether your degree was accredited for your intake year on the BPS website ;
  • evidence of attaining a minimum of an Upper Second across all BSc research methods taught units and the dissertation;
  • an understanding of forensic psychology via your personal statement.
  • ideally, you should have some relevant voluntary or paid experience involving forensic settings/forensic clients, eg working with offenders/people at risk of offending, victims, or observation of criminal courtroom proceedings.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

20 places

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents that we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We process applications as soon as we receive them. The formal deadline is the end of July. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Specialise in forensic psychology if you already have a psychology degree and want to work in forensic or forensic mental health services.
  • Study on a course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Cover topics such as psychology applied to investigative and legal processes, forensic risk assessment, offending behaviour interventions, research methods, and assessment and interventions for personality disorders.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK for psychology, according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
  • Learn when it suits you through our choice of full-time or part-time study.
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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
    International students (per annum): £24,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
    International students (per annum): £12,000
The University of Manchester has a number of bursaries aimed at removing barriers to masters study for students. Find out if you are eligible.

Additional expenses

The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to a master's.

If your AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

We are dedicated to supporting you to develop your career and professional networks. As a student on this course you will be able to apply to our conference award scheme. The student with the best abstract will be awarded funding to attend a national conference.

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (School of Health Sciences) offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • have graduated since 2015;
  • are registered for an MSc, PGDip or PGCert course at Manchester;
  • hold a first class or 2:1 honours degree;
  • have home or overseas fee status;
  • are applying for full- or part-time study;
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7604
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/psychology
School/Faculty
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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