University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology is an expanding field. It interfaces with other disciplines such as clinical, social and cognitive psychology, as well as criminology and law in order to address issues of major concern to the justice system, organisations, individuals and society. This is a unique course informed by research at the forefront of the field, with many opportunities to get involved with ongoing projects within the Department.

Course modules

Modules include: Theory into practice (foundations of professional competence in forensic psychology); assessment and interventions with offenders; empirical research project for forensic psychology; investigative psychology and the legal process; research methods and data analysis.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment: We give high priority to integrating our research activities with your teaching programme. This ensures that you learn about the most important and current issues in forensic psychology that effect real-life practice. Teaching usually takes the form of lectures and small tutorial groups, together with practical sessions in our labs and studios. How are you assessed? We assess you in a variety of ways throughout the course. Here's how: written examinations, briefing reports and essays, oral presentations, the giving of expert testimony, a research dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,570 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,030 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

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