MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 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 the role of the forensic psychologist, the applied nature of forensic psychology and why you wish to undertake further study of this field 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. This should be demonstrated via your CV.
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- 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.
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- 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 7th in the UK for Psychology, according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings.
- Learn when it suits you through our choice of full-time or part-time study.
- MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health (1pm-1.30pm) and
- MSc Health Psychology and MSc Clinical and Health Psychology (1.30pm-2pm)
Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £11,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £28,000
UK students (per annum): £5,750
International, including EU, students (per annum): £14,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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).
For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.
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- Postgraduate Admissions Team
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