University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Applied Social Science

This course is designed to build on existing learning experiences and offers flexible learning opportunities that enhances the academic and professional knowledge and skills of learners with a view to improving career prospects. It aims to provide a stimulating and challenging academic and scholarly environment for learners who wish to advance their academic and professional development beyond undergraduate level, through developing specialised knowledge and a critical awareness of issues at the forefront of their field of practice within this area.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures.

Course modules

Core Modules (compulsory to each pathway): professional values and ethics; research skills and methods; dissertation. Choose any four modules from: forensic psychology, offending behaviour and the criminal justice system; settings in forensic psychology; working with specialist populations in forensic psychology settings; advanced statistics; historical and philosophical issues in psychology; implementing psychological research techniques; qualitative research methodologies and techniques; criminal law, litigation and evidence; theories of contemporary society; contemporary criminology; independent study.

Assessment methods

Case analysis; problem based learning; intervention design and evaluation; literature review; reflective account; academic essay; evidence based analysis; portfolio; presentation; web pages; written report; online assessment; research proposal; dissertation; written examination; academic poster.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fusehill Street, Carlisle Carlisle CA1 2HH North East

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 606 1144