University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Forensic Psychology

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

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

We assess you in a variety of ways throughout the course. Assessment methods include written examinations, briefing reports and essays, oral presentations, the giving of expert testimony and a research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,070 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550