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MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health at The University of Manchester
MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health
Pursue a career as a forensic psychologist through our BPS-accredited master's course.

MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

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

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This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • 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 legal and investigative processes, forensic risk assessment, offending behaviour interventions, mental health and offending, and personality disorders.
  • Study at one of the top 10 universities in the UK for psychology, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
  • Learn when it suits you through our choice of full-time or part-time study.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,000
    International students (per annum): £23,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
    International students (per annum): £11,500
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.

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 offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 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 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2018 or are graduating in 2019;
  • hold a first class 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

Academic department
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
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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