Normally at least a 2:1 degree in psychology accredited by the BPS. Students who do not fulfil this requirement should contact the course admissions tutor. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course. Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
Months of entry
This course has been designed to meet the significant growth in the job market for forensic psychologists. It draws on the University’s established expertise in criminology and psychology, and includes the opportunity to undertake a work placement, enabling you to put what you have learnt into practice and gain valuable skills and experience. On successful completion, you will be able to develop your career as a forensic psychologist in, for example, prison settings, probation, crime analysis units and academia.
• This course will be accredited by the Forensic Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as an accredited Stage 1 masters programme.
• The course content is underpinned by research, and modules will be informed by the latest research in the subject area, keeping it up to date with the latest developments.
• You will benefit from the close links our staff have with forensic settings located in the southwest of London and the surrounding area.
What will you study
Forensic psychology is concerned with the psychological issues associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment of those who have committed offences. It refers to the investigation of deception fraud, crime and the psychological aspects of legal and judicial process. You will learn how psychology is applied in various forensic settings and will be introduced to the role of the forensic psychologist in practice. You will also gain knowledge of the legal aspects of forensic psychology, such as considerations for courts and sentencing, and will examine the aetiology of criminal behaviour in depth.
Information for international students
The International Office offers awards totalling £200,000 every year, with each international scholarship worth £4,000. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree based at Kingston University.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions team
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