Taught course

Forensic Psychology

Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education

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Entry requirements

We normally require a second class honours degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology conferring GBC/GBR and relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Working in various criminal justice and allied settings, psychology graduates can expect a highly stimulating and varied career. Practitioners come into regular contact with social services, academic institutions, prison services, the NHS, probation services and police services. A positive and coherent communicator, you will enjoy working with a diverse mix of offenders, victims, and criminal and civil justice staff.

This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of forensic psychology's key principles. Through special visits and interactive workshops, you will develop your awareness of forensic psychological practice and the work of leading criminal justice professionals.

You will have access to some of the UKs leading computer, laboratory and library study facilities as well as specialised psychology facilities such as a psychophysiology laboratory, social observation laboratories, an auditory cognition laboratory, and testing cubicles.

You will gain a critical understanding of a variety of research techniques and statistical methods. Your individual work will contribute to research in forensic psychology and develop your own analytical and reporting skills. Scholarly work is organised around psychological, legal and criminological concepts relevant to contemporary social issues and organisations. With a strong grounding in ethics, human rights, professional practice and research, this course will aid your subsequent professional practice.

Course highlights

  • This course has been accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Once graduated, you will have all the skills and knowledge you will need to become a chartered member of the BPS and a full member of the Division of Forensic Psychology
  • You will benefit and learn from our dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are internationally recognised and widely published researchers
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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