Taught course

Forensic Psychology

Sheffield Hallam University · Forensics

Entry requirements

Normally you need • at least a 2.2 in a single honours psychology degree or a joint honours degree with psychology comprising at least half your studies • two appropriate references If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score. Places are limited but there is no discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of ethnic origin, nationality, gender, disability, marital status, sexuality, political or religious belief. International applicants, and applicants with disabilities are particularly welcomed on the course. For all applicants a good level of English is essential. It is important that international applicants have the level of English required to cope with the demands of the course. If you are concerned, you can attend the TESOL centre’s pre-session induction course. This may be recommended or required. We may interview students before admissions are finalised. International students may be interviewed by telephone or e-mail.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is no longer accepting applications for 2015 entry

Learn about the psychology of offenders and the psychology of police investigations on this postgraduate course. Learn how to apply your knowledge to legal and criminal issues. You also consider how law and psychology are linked together in the justice system.

Key points
• Suitable for graduates who have studied some psychology and those already working in a criminal justice setting.
• Benefit from more training on criminal law than on most forensic psychology courses.
• Focus on applying psychology to criminal investigations rather than assessing and treating offenders.
• Choose from full-time or part-time options to fit with other commitments

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0114 225 5555
225 2430