Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Forensic Psychology

This course will provide students with an advanced understanding of the theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology. The scientist-practitioner approach equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic psychology practice. The course offers comprehensive professional training in forensic psychology. Students will gain an in-depth experience of offending and victim pathways, as well as the investigative process. Through the use of a structured framework, students will also study theory and conduct research relating to forensic psychology practice. The course has 2 different routes: forensic psychology, MSc (accredited) and forensic psychology, MSc (non-accredited).

Entry requirements

The course has two different routes and entry requirements for those with, and without the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Council. Forensic Psychology, MSc (Accredited) and Forensic Psychology, MSc (Non-accredited). Given the applied nature of the programme (accredited and non-accredited routes), we place extra value on voluntary or paid work/research experience in a forensic environment, such as victim support, the police, the prison service, the NHS, forensic-relevant charities. We also value relevant academic research, such as a dissertation in forensic psychology. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in all sub-skills). You can also read our English Language guidance, including other English language tests we accept and extra English language support. Academic qualifications that we accept from your country to meet our entry requirements are listed on your country page.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Senior Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7925