Taught course

Forensic Psychology

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in psychology or a similar relevant subject.

You could, for example, be a Psychology graduate with the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) interested in working towards a BPS qualification in forensic psychology. Or you could be a practitioner working in the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems who doesn't plan to go on to qualify as a forensic psychologist but who wishes to gain further academic knowledge of the theories and practice of the discipline.

Subject to having GBC accreditation, completion of this Masters course will fulfil the requirements of Stage 1 training to become a Chartered Psychologist. For non GBC candidates the qualification will not be recognised as fulfilling Stage 1 DFP training, but will apply retrospectively if GBC is obtained at a later date.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc provides the academic training required for a career as a forensic psychologist.

Are you interested in training to become a forensic psychologist?

Or are you already working in the criminal justice or forensic mental health systems and keen to learn more about the theory and practice behind forensic psychology?

The programme will introduce you to a range of psychological theories, methods and processes within the context of the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.

Based at a research-led London university with strong links to forensic services, you’ll be taught by world-class researchers, and experienced practitioners from the NHS, and the prison and probation service.

Led by chartered forensic clinical psychologist Dr Caoimhe McAnena, the MSc also includes contributions from world-class researchers and practitioners who will teach on the programme and supervise research projects.

This degree is acredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society and also the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, whic is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Placement

One of the major strengths of this course is our strong links with local forensic mental health services. Our studrntships cover tuition fees and a placement opportunity, enabling students to study part-time while working in an NHS or prison setting.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300