Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Forensic Psychology

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Psychology or an MSc or Graduate Diploma in Psychology, with evidence of strong research methods skills. The degree must provide eligibility to apply for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provide the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. For full details, please see the website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc Forensic Psychology course offers you the chance to learn about some of the most dangerous offenders in society, their victims, approaches to assisting police with their enquires (investigative psychology), the criminal justice system from a psychological perspectives and to enhance your skills in communication, group work, professionalism and ICT.

We will also improve your research skills and knowledge, through teaching you how to design high-level research projects, conduct statistical analysis, and to evaluate and scientifically report research findings.

The core aim of the course is to prepare students to work with clients and professionals in a range of forensic and forensic-related settings. Equipped with a sound knowledge of key theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology, you will gain not only a critical appreciation of theoretical and factual concepts, but an awareness of the strengths and limitations of research evidence. The course integrates psychological theory with the development of practical skills and an understanding of professional practice.

Information for international students

International students are welcomed - for more specific information please visit our International webpage: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
8 months
part time
12 months

PGCert

full time
3 months
part time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)121 331 5595