University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Forensic Psychology

The course provides the academic component (Stage 1) of the route to becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS's) Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist status with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The programme also supports students with the transition towards Stage 2 of the chartership process by providing opportunities to volunteer in forensic practice placements to gain suitable experience and by incorporating practice-based assessments.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree (or recognised equivalent qualification) in psychology and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. Students who do not fulfill this GBC entry requirement are considered on an individual basis by the programme team. Applicants may be invited to interview.

Course modules

Indicative modules: foundations of forensic psychology practice; investigative psychology; assessment and consultancy within forensic practice; specialist skills in treatment and interventions; the criminal justice system and the legal framework; psychological research methods; empirical research project.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are employed including essays, literature reviews, report writing, presentations, court reports, treatment case scenarios and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

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