Taught course

Forensic Psychology

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

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Entry requirements

A British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree in Psychology, at a minimum of 2:2 level.

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate qualification will give you the opportunity to understand how psychology is applied within forensic settings and will place you in a great position to pursue a career within the legal/criminal justice systems. The course focuses on the key themes, theory and practical skills that are relevant to understanding criminal behaviour and working with forensic clients at different stages of the criminal justice process.

The course is delivered by a team of academics who have experience of working within forensic settings and/or conducting applied research from a forensic psychological perspective. Expert visiting lecturers, meanwhile, will ensure you are provided with an insight from those who are currently working as practitioners and enable you to make links between theory, research and practice.

Key features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of forensic roles/career pathways
  • Learn about work carried out by Forensic Psychologists within applied settings and about different psychological approaches to current issues in forensic psychology
  • Undertake independent empirical investigations in the field of forensic psychology
  • There is a strong emphasis on the development of theory, research and practice links. Ensuring your practice is underpinned by effective theoretical and research foundations, whilst also being responsive to current and contemporary developments in the field of forensic psychology

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
01905 855111