Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Forensic Psychology

Students learn about the psychology of offenders and the psychology of police investigations; they learn how to apply their knowledge to legal and criminal issues; they also consider how law and psychology are linked together in the justice system; the programme is suitable for graduates who have studied some psychology and those already working in a criminal justice setting; students focus on applying psychology to criminal investigations rather than assessing and treating offenders; students benefit from more training on criminal law than on most forensic psychology courses.

Entry requirements

Normally the student needs at least a 2.2 in a single Honours psychology degree or a joint Honours degree with psychology comprising at least half their studies; 2 appropriate references; for applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent; or alternatively a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course; students may be interviewed before admissions are finalised; international students may be interviewed by telephone or e-mail.

Course modules

Modules include: criminal litigation for experts; law of evidence; forensic psychology in context; investigative psychology; psychology of criminal behavior; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment by: examinations; essays; short projects; presentations; producing posters.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

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0114 225 5555