University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Forensic Psychology

This course focuses on the clinical and applied aspects of forensic psychology with an emphasis on working with children, adolescents and mentally disordered offenders. The programme has a clear emphasis on practice based topics. Areas covered include the police investigative processes, considerations for courts and sentencing, working with a range of client groups, and the assessment and treatment of offenders including children, adolescents, those with a personality disorder and sexual offenders.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 in a psychology Honours degree with a research dissertation, or relevant experience. To use the MSc in Forensic Psychology as Stage 1 in the route towards becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist, an essential pre-requisite is that applicants must be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS. This means that they must have a 1st degree in psychology from a BPS approved course. However, some individuals without GBC may choose to take the MSc to further their understanding of forensic psychology but should be aware that the course could not then be used to work towards Chartership as a forensic psychologist. Desirable pre-requisites are that students should have at least an upper 2nd Class degree in psychology, have undertaken a research dissertation relevant to the forensic psychology field and have experience (voluntary or paid) working in this area. International students will require English language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: advanced research methods and skills; context and practice; forensic child psychology; thesis; processes of investigation and justice; professional practice and risk; research methods and skills (option); working with client group.

Sponsorship information

All UK or EU students who hold a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from another institution will receive a 20% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln taught Master's programme. The scholarship is offset against tuition fee payments due for each academic year of study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 87 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 39 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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