Manchester Metropolitan University

Forensic Psychology (BPS Accredited)

Examine the role of psychologists in legal settings, advances in the psychological understanding of criminal behaviour, and offender assessment and rehabilitation. Our masters course is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It's accredited as the first stage towards gaining Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS. You'll explore topics such as investigating and prosecuting crime, rehabilitation, and other current issues within forensic psychology. In practical sessions, you might work on case formulations, complete violence risk assessments and undertake behavioural investigative advice reports. As well as lectures, seminars and workshops, you'll have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers to help you learn about what it's like to work in the field. Past speakers include alumni talking about their careers, members of the local police force, and psychologists working in prisons. Our course lecturers have forensic research and practice experience, and draw on their experience to bring relevant examples to lectures. Some members of staff continue to work in forensic practice alongside their teaching here at Manchester Met.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants are required to have a good honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification honours degree (or international equivalent). You also need to fulfil the British Psychological Society's criteria for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed utilising a variety of assessment formats including: essays, professional reports and presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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