Taught course

Applied Forensic Psychology

University of Central Lancashire · School of Psychology and Humanities

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please visit the MSc Applied Forensic Psychology page

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology gives you the skills to assess, intervene and care for victims and offenders. It will foster your professional growth, develop your report writing and presentation skills, methodological rigour, research expertise, independent learning and critical thinking.

There’s a strong emphasis on the application of Applied Forensic Psychology in professional practice, and theoretical modules include topics on how the theory is applied in practice.
MSc Applied Forensic Psychology explores both victims and offenders. It follows the progression of an offender from their first contact with the criminal justice system until their eventual release into the community of transfer to conditions of less security. The role of ongoing assessment, intervention and throughcare is emphasised throughout.
You’ll learn from staff and practising Forensic Psychologists (both NHS and HMPS) who are actively engaged in research and who regularly publish in leading forensic journals and present papers at both national and international conferences.
Why study with us
  • Through supportive seminars, lectures, coursework, examination and independent study you’ll gain key academic skills in Applied Forensic Psychology.
  • As part of your assessment you’ll research an area of Forensic Psychology that really interests you, and it’ll develop your organisational and communication skills.
  • You’ll study modules about advanced methods in psychology, applying psychology to the legal process, attributes of offenders and victims, forensic mental health and risk assessment, professional practice and intervention.
Future careers
A number of our MSc Applied Forensic Psychology graduates take up trainee Forensic Psychologist positions or go on to other careers in the legal and/or criminal justice system.
The major aim of this postgraduate course is to equip you with the British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) Stage 1 professional training in Forensic Psychology.
Following completion of Stage 2 training, a minimum of two years supervised practice, you will be able to practice as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding, please visit the MSc Applied Forensic Psychology page

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

Course contact details

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