MSc Forensic Psychology
The MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent is accredited by The British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists.
The programme was introduced in October 1995, and The School of Psychology has a long tradition of research in the area of criminal justice and legal psychology. Currently, several members of the School are actively involved in research and consultancy, and several PhD students are currently conducting research under their supervision.
Undergraduate students in the School have for the past 15 years or so carried out projects in local prisons, Young Offender Institutions, Regional Secure Units (RSUs), Special Hospitals and police constabularies. Relations with practising forensic psychologists in the area are very good, largely as a consequence of the collaborative work our contacts have engendered.
Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.
All of our taught Master’s (MSc) programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research.
The School has a strong track record of attracting ESRC research studentship funding, which involves partnerships with external organisations such as Age Concern England and the Equality and Human Rights Commission and collaborative studentships with partners such as People United.
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from suitably qualified graduates who have direct experience of the application of psychological principles in custodial or other forensic settings. As a significant element of the programme involves training in advanced methodological and statistical techniques, we are unable to consider applications from candidates who do not qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS - Graduate Membership of the BPS is insufficient.
As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are:
Forensic Psychology - MSc at Canterbury:
Full-time: £6695 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas
Part-time: £3360 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas
Exceptions may apply.
- Subject area: Psychology
- Award: MSc
- Course type: Taught
- Location: Canterbury
- Mode of study: Full-time or part-time
- Attendance mode: Campus
- Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time
- Start: September
- Accredited by: British Psychological Society
- Total Kent credits: 180
- Total ECTS credits: 90
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