Further your knowledge of forensic psychology
You will gain up-to-date knowledge of psychological theory and practices and develop the insights and skills to carry out research and development projects in forensic services, looking at governance, ethical, organisational issues.
You will also be introduced to the foundation skills of forensic psychology practice and spend time developing basic skills in counselling that can be applied in a variety of forensic settings.
The counselling element of the course, and a year-long placement, will help you acquire skills and experience which, compared with other forensic psychology courses, can greatly enhance your employability prospects.
This degree features a compulsory placement integral to the course. The placement can last up to 12 months.
You will work closely alongside a forensic psychologist or other forensic professional throughout your placement, applying knowledge of forensic psychology theories, models and approaches. You can undertake your placement in the UK or overseas.
The MSc is in the process of being put forward for accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS). If successful, it will meet the requirement for Stage 1 of the Qualification in Forensic Psychology.
Once accredited, as a graduate of this course, you can then enrol in the BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology (Stage 2), and achieve the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) Qualification in Forensic Psychology. At that stage, you will be qualified to register as a chartered psychologist with the DFP and a practitioner forensic psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.