Students should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in Psychology (or an equivalent Psychology qualification) recognised by the BPS as conferring GBC. Students with a degree that does not confer GBC, but has a good match of curriculum, and/or with a relevant lower second class honours degree, but showing a good final year performance, including a good quality dissertation/research project, will be considered on an individual basis.
Months of entry
The MSc Forensic Psychology course provides a strong emphasis on the application of Forensic Psychology in professional practice, and practising Forensic psychologists are employed by the School to lecture on the course. All of the more theoretical modules include topics on how the theory is applied in practice. The MSc reflects the academic skills underpinning the application of psychology to a forensic setting.
MSc Forensic Psychology attends to victims and offenders. With regard to the latter, it follows the progression of an offender from their first contact with the criminal justice system until their eventual release into the community and/or transfer to conditions of less security. The role of on-going assessment, intervention and throughcare are emphasised throughout.
The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society to provide Stage 1 (academic) training for Full Membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology and includes free HCR-20 Training in risk assessment for aggression. Teaching takes place over 1-2 days to support those with work/family commitments.
Links with Professional Bodies: Division of Forensic Psychology; Training Committee of the British Psychological Society
- Advanced Methods in Psychology 1;
- Psychology and the Legal System;
- Personal Attributes of Offenders and Victims;
- Forensic Risk Assessment;
- Advanced Methods in Psychology 2;
- Professional Practice: Forensic Consultancy and Supervision;
- Psychology, Investigation and the Courtroom;
- Violent and Sexual Offenders: Intervention;
- Forensic Mental Health;
- Advanced Forensic Psychology Project.
Information for international students
A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualifications. Also see www.uclan.ac.uk/international.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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