University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Forensic Psychology

The principal aim of the course is to equip students with a sound knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in forensic and legal psychology; this knowledge includes not only an appreciation of theory and fact, but also an awareness of the strengths and limitations of research evidence, as well as its applications.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree (2.1 or above) or other qualification recognised as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership of the British Psychological Society. Some relevant work experience (voluntary or otherwise) is also required.

Course modules

Core modules: psychology of criminal behaviour; legal psychology; forensic psychology and practice; research methods; psychology and the courts; assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour; dissertation (based on an empirical study).

Assessment methods

Teaching is through lectures and seminars. Each module is assessed by written assignments including a placement report and a research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

ESRC: Advanced Course recognition: studentships by competition.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,715 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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