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Buckinghamshire New University MSc Applied Forensic Psychology
Buckinghamshire New University

MSc Applied Forensic Psychology

High Wycombe, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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GBP 8,000 / per year

Distance Learning


Are you interested in becoming a chartered forensic psychologist? If so, you will need a Forensic Psychology Master's.

Our specially-developed blended learning master offers the added convenience of being able to complete your studies alongside your current employment.

With a strong applied forensic focus, you will be highly sought after for psychology work in prisons, and related settings, when you graduate.

Forensic psychology training

As a forensic psychologist, you will work directly with offenders on treatment and rehabilitation programmes, and be involved in psychological interventions designed to modify criminal behaviour. You may also be called upon to give evidence to expert audiences, including courts, and parole and mental health boards.

This course covers all the main areas of knowledge, and practical skills you will need to move into this area of work, and, if you are not already in such a position, it will provide guidance on securing a trainee position.

Blended learning

One of the only courses of its kind to be offered as a blended learning master’s, the programme allows you to work through materials online, while also attending three, one-week blocks on campus. You can choose to complete the course full-time over a year, or part-time over two, fitting in the training more easily alongside your current work.

Focused on prisons

Crucially, in the attendance weeks, you will be based in a forensic setting for two days each week. Buckinghamshire New University has strong links with a number of different institutions (based on category and population) such as HMP Bullingdon, HMP Wormwood Scrubs, HMP Woodhill, HMP Grendon and HMYOI Aylesbury. In the course, you will hear from qualified forensic psychologists, prison officers and senior managers, as well as interact directly with prisoners.

This level of industry insight and contact will be invaluable in securing work and developing your confidence as a practitioner.



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