Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Forensic Psychology

The MSc Forensic Psychology is the only BPS accredited programme in Wales, offering a unique opportunity for students to study Forensic Psychology in Wales. Working collaboratively with NOMS Cymru (National Offender Management Services, Wales), helps keep the programme up to date with strategy development and policy decisions. Regular contributions from practitioners within the Principality enable students to understand more about services within Wales and their impact on our society locally. We also have many national contributors who share their extensive knowledge and experience.?

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, from a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited undergraduate course. In addition, applicants will be expected to demonstrate experience in a relevant area, for example, experience with victims, offenders or service providers in a forensic domain. In exceptional cases, applicants who have achieved a lower second class award in an accredited Psychology undergraduate degree but have extensive relevant work experience may be considered for admission to the Programme. Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in Psychology, from a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited undergraduate course. In addition, applicants will be expected to demonstrate experience in a relevant area, for example, experience with victims, offenders or service providers in a forensic domain. In exceptional cases, applicants who have achieved a lower second class award in an accredited Psychology undergraduate degree but have extensive relevant work experience may be considered for admission to the Programme.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Modules to include: Research Methods and Design (30 credits); Forensic Mental Health (20 credits); Professional Practice and Offender Management (20 credits); Psychological Assessments and Interventions (20 credits); Theories of Criminal Behaviour (10 credits); Legal Psychology (10 credits); Addiction and Psychological Vulnerabilities (10 credits) MSc: Modules include: Research Methods and Design (30 credits); Forensic Mental Health (20 credits); Professional Practice and Offender Management (20 credits); Psychological Assessments and Interventions (20 credits); Theories of Criminal Behaviour (10 credits); Legal Psychology (10 credits); Addiction and Psychological Vulnerabilities (10 credits).

Assessment methods

The MSc is assessed by a range of different coursework assignments - e.g. presentations, reports, essays, reflective reports, academic posters, research proposal. There are no examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 560 per Module (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus CF5 2YB Wales

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