Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Forensic Psychology

The only of its kind in Scotland, this programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society and designed for graduates with a psychology degree. It is your first step towards chartered status and membership in the Division of Forensic Psychology. The parallel MSc Psychology in Forensic Settings offers professionals from different, related backgrounds the opportunity to undertake training across the same subject areas, but it does not lead to an externally accredited psychology qualification. Your programme draws on expertise within academia and GCU's strong link with active practitioners to give you thorough and relevant training in the field - including instruction in the psychological, forensic, criminal and legal issues that will inform and influence your future career. You'll learn to adopt an independent, analytical and evaluative approach to forensic psychology - and become a part of our thriving and diverse academic community. Here, you'll be encouraged to build a future that truly serves the common good, whether you're helping detect and treat offenders or advising on staff and services development across a wide range of fields.

Entry requirements

MSc: UK Honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the BPS as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), and relevant work experience. All applicants must provide evidence demonstrating experience working with an appropriate client group (e.g. offenders, victims, or young people at risk of offending) in a forensic setting. If English is not your 1st language applicants are required to demonstrate IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.5.

Course modules

Psychology of Criminal Behaviour; Psychology and the Legal Process; Analytical Methods; Applying Forensic Psychology; Psychological Assessment; Interventions with Offenders; Children, Young Persons and the Law; Professional Skills in a Forensic Setting; and supervised research study.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and 1 examination, plus research study.

Sponsorship information

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year. For up to date fee information for this programme, please visit gcu.ac.uk

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,980 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 5,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University G4 0BA Scotland

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