Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a good honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification honours degree (or international equivalent). You also need to fulfil the British Psychological Society’s criteria for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing. International students please visit mmu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry

September

Course content

Examine the role of psychologists in legal settings, advances in the psychological understanding of criminal behaviour, and offender assessment and rehabilitation.

Our masters course is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It’s accredited as the first stage towards gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS.

You’ll explore topics such as investigating and prosecuting crime, rehabilitation, and other current issues within forensic psychology.

In practical sessions, you might work on case formulations, complete violence risk assessments and undertake behavioural investigative advice reports.

As well as lectures, seminars and workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers to help you learn about what it’s like to work in the field. Past speakers include alumni talking about their careers, members of the local police force, and psychologists working in prisons.

Our course lecturers have forensic research and practice experience, and draw on their experience to bring relevant examples to lectures. Some members of staff continue to work in forensic practice alongside their teaching here at Manchester Met.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Information regarding the fees for this programme can be found on our prospectus pages

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2017/14541/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Further details of qualification

Approved by British Psychological Society for progress towards Chartered Forensic Psychology status. Modular attendance.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment62
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969