Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Forensic Psychology

This programme is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It is accredited as the 1st stage towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist (Qualification in Forensic Psychology). This programme is only open to applicants who already possess the BPS Graduate Basis for Registration/Chartering or its equivalent as recognised by the BPS Admissions Committee.

Entry requirements

You will normally have a good undergraduate Honours degree of 2.2 or above recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) or international equivalent. Candidates must have, or have eligibility of Graduate Basis for Chartered Status (GBC) to complete the MSc Forensic Psychology. If you are unsure whether your degree provides GBC status, please check with the department from which you graduated/are graduating before applying. You will also hold a GCSE or international equivalent in English Language and have 50 hours of relevant experience in forensic psychology. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing. Experience within a Forensic setting (victim support, prisons, secure units, police, courts etc.) is desirable but not essential. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing. Only candidates with a GBC degree in Psychology can be accepted onto the accredited MSc Forensic Psychology programme.

Course modules

Modules include: Ability assessment; dissertation; eye witness testimony; foundations of forensic practice; introduction to forensic psychology; introduction to investigative psychology; personal and professional development; psychology and law; psychology within clinical forensic practice; qualitative methods in psychology; quantitative methods in psychology; understanding criminal victimisation; youth crime and youth justice.

Assessment methods

Coursework and written examinations.


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
Elizabeth Gaskell Campus Manchester M13 0JA North West

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