Taught course

Forensic Psychology

Swansea University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

To be considered for this Masters degree you will need:

An initial degree (a minimum of a 2.1) in Psychology (conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership – GBC)
If English is not your first language you will need to have a minimum of IELTS 7, with a minimum of 6.5 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you fascinated by the psychology of crime and criminal investigation? Do you want to learn about those who commit crime and how we might foster offence free living? Would you like to understand more about professional practice as a forensic psychologist? This master’s degree has been designed to provide a thorough grounding in Forensic Psychology as required for Stage 1 training as a forensic psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society.

In this MSc you will develop and apply psychology knowledge to criminal investigation processes, working with those who offend and working with other professionals in the criminal justice system. You will also undertake a large scale research project in which you will examine an area of forensic psychology theory and practice.
This course has excellent links with statutory and third sector services such as probation, prison, forensic mental health and third sector services. Staff from these teams are actively involved in providing teaching and opportunities for research to students on this programme.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358