London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Forensic Psychology

This highly applied degree gives you an up-to-date understanding of theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology. You can further develop your understanding of different client groups by choosing from a range of optional modules. These cover working with children, victims of sexual offences, individuals in secure settings and legal professionals. Alternatively you may wish to study alongside students from America on our International Perspectives on Forensic Psychology Module (delivered alternately in the States and the UK). This is an ideal course for anyone who wishes to work in an applied legal or criminological setting.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have at least a upper second degree in psychology (however we may also consider a lower second (2:2) if you have relevant work experience). Graduate basis for chartership (GBC)with the British Psychological Society (BPS). However if you do not have this status please contact us for further information. Applicants must have a good understanding of the role of a forensic psychologist; skills and ability to benefit from the course.These requirements will be assessed via the application form (which should include a copy of your transcript), interview and references. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS 6 with at least 5.5 in each component (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: Psychology and Criminal Behaviour, The Investigation and Prosecution of Criminal Offences, Introduction of Assessment and Intervention, Applied Assessment and Intervention, Professional Context and Practice of Forensic Psychology, Advanced Research Design and Analysis for Psychology, Forensic Psychology Project. Optional modules: Applied Legal Psychology, Psychology and the Penal System, Psychology and Sexual Violence, Psychology and the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People, International Perspectives in Forensic Psychology.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through both coursework and open book examination. Assessment requirements vary according to each module and are designed to allow students to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge in applied ways. Therefore example assessments include professional reports, portfolios, oral presentations, case studies and reflective accounts. All of the assessments have been designed to enhance students' academic, professional and employability skills.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,300 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,150 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,350 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202