MSc Forensic Psychology

University of Portsmouth

Program Description

MSc Forensic Psychology

University of Portsmouth

MSc Forensic Psychology (2015 entry)

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.

On this course you can:

  • • Be taught by the largest group of actively researching academics at the cutting edge of forensic psychology research in the UK
  • • Put your investigative techniques to the test in our Forensic Interviewing Suite
  • • Benefit from our connections with a variety of custodial establishments including adult male and women's prisons, young offenders' institutions and secure hospitals

  • What opportunities might it lead to?

    Accredited by the BPS, our Master’s degree is recognised as providing an important step towards eventual chartered status as a forensic psychologist. It aims to provide you with a systematic knowledge and understanding of forensic psychology, in accordance with the academic requirements of the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP), the British Psychological Society (BPS) for accredited courses and eventual progression to autonomous practice.

    Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • • working in prisons
  • • probation work
  • • the police force
  • • social work
  • • health services
  • • the courts
  • • academia
  • • private practice

  • 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 are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

    English language requirements

    English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0, or equivalent.

    This school offers programs in:
    • English

    Last updated September 29, 2015
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Aug. 2016
    1 - 2 years
    Part time
    Full time
    6,000 GBP
    Start date Aug. 2016
    United Kingdom Portsmouth, England
    Application deadline Request Info
    End date Request Info
    Duration 1 - 2 years
    Price 6,000 GBP
    -UK/EU - £6,000; -Non EU - £13,100