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.

Entry requirements

MSc: A good honours degree in Psychology that is recognised by The British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC). All applicants subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 5,030 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 2,570 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 15,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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