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

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 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,730 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550