Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Forensic Psychology

Taught by academics from the Departments of Psychology, Criminology and Law, these programmes will help you adopt an independent, analytical and evaluative approach to learning and practice. In addition to the expertise within the academic community, the programmes are always increasing their strength through links with practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

Entry requirements

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. Applicants without GBC, who have other relevant qualifications or experience, may be admitted to our parallel programme MSc psychology in forensic settings. 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

Modules include: 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; supervised research study.

Assessment methods

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

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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