University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Forensic Psychology

Our programme reflects the academic skills underpinning the application of psychology to a forensic setting. As part of the course you will receive free HCR-20 training in risk assessment for aggression and will be taught by forensic psychology practitioners and research experts in the field. There are opportunities to work with professional organisations, participate in research conferences, peer reviewed publications or work as a research assistant. Our current students regularly publish alongside academics in peer-review journals. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society to provide stage 1 training for full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology. You will be advised about progression to stage 2 training and how to become a registered forensic psychologist.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for the course are an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Students with a degree that does not confer GBC, but has a good match of curriculum, and/or with a relevant lower 2nd Class Honours degree, but showing a good final year performance, including a good quality dissertation/research project, will be considered on an individual basis. English language requirements: A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced methods in psychology 1 (full- and part-time); psychology and the legal system; personal attributes of offenders and victims; forensic risk assessment (full- and part-time); advanced methods in psychology 2 (full- and part-time); professional practice: forensic consultancy and supervision; psychology, investigation and the courtroom (full- and part-time); violent and sexual offenders: intervention; forensic mental health (full- and part-time); advanced forensic psychology project (year-long module).

Sponsorship information

Home/EU: Standard tuition fee discount applies for UCLan award holders. International students: VC Award and early payment bursary apply.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Module (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400