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Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling MSc

2 years full-time, starting in September 2020

You can apply for this course from September 2019.

Take a first step towards a career in forensic psychology settings on this master’s course, with a compulsory placement and focus on counselling skills.

This degree provides the background psychological knowledge, professional skills and relevant experience you need to move confidently into working psychologically within the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.

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 course is for graduates in psychology, who are interested in progressing to careers in the forensic services as practitioners, researchers or managers. It is also for those currently working in the criminal justice or forensic mental health systems, wishing to learn more about the theory and practice behind forensic psychology.

Graduate prospects

Thanks to the skills and relevant experience you gain, you will be well placed to secure work in the prison service, probation service, NHS, police or voluntary sector organisations.

Course structure

This course lasts 2 years. It starts in September 2020 and ends in 2022.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Year 1, semester 1

  • Fundamentals of forensic psychology
  • Advanced research methods for applied psychology
  • Assessment and formulation
  • Counselling skills for forensic psychology

Year 1, semester 2

  • Fundamentals of forensic psychology
  • Advanced research methods for applied psychology
  • Working with offenders and victims
  • Fundamentals of forensic psychology practice

Year 1, semester 3 to year 2, semester 2

  • Forensic psychology placement

Year 2, semester 3

  • Forensic psychology dissertation

Placement


This degree features a compulsory placement integral to the course. The placement can last up to 12 months and will start in the summer of Year 1.

The placement will be organised by the academic team and can take place in a variety of settings, such as prisons, charities, law enforcement agencies, children services and research settings. Different placements will have different requirements but will likely include:

  • a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (and sometimes higher level vetting)
  • possible health and safety regulations (including checks on up to date immunisations)

Forensic psychology as a profession is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act; hence, no conviction is ever considered Spent. You must disclose any convictions to the course supervisor and placement provider. If you do not satisfy any of the required checks then your placement opportunities may be limited.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Design projects
  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Data analysis practical
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Oral assessment
  • Portfolio
  • Practical work
  • Presentations
  • Seminar
  • Work-based placement
  • Other

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Spanish qualifications

A Titulo de Licenciado or Titulo de Ingeniero with a final overall score of at least 7.5.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Hungarian qualifications

A Alapfokozt or Egyetemi Oklevél with a final overall score of at least 4.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

American qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Italian qualifications

A laurea with a final overall score of at least 103 out of 110.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Indian qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Pakistani qualifications

A four-year Bachelor’s degree from a high ranked (HEC) university with a final overall result of at least a First Class (Division 1).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Swedish qualifications

A kandidatexamen or Professional Bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least a pass.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Sudanese qualifications

A Bachelor (Honours) degree with a final overall score of at least 69%.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Dutch qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 7 out of 10.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Australian qualifications

A Bachelor’s (Honours) degree with a final overall result of at least Second Class (Upper Division).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Indonesian qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Sarjana I) with a final overall score of at least 3.2 out of 4.0.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Canadian qualifications

A Bachelor’s (Honours) degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.3 (B+ or 77%).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Bangladeshi qualifications

A Master's degree (following a 3 or 4 year Bachelor's degree) with a final overall grade of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (60% or B).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Algerian qualifications

A Licence, Diplôme in any specialised professional field, Diplôme d'Etat d'Ingênieur, Diplôme d'Architecte d'État or Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures with a final overall score of at least 15 out of 20.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Bolivian qualifications

A Licenciado with a final overall result of at least 75%.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Colombian qualifications

A Licenciado en, Titulo de, Profesional en or Maestro en (subject area) with a final overall score of at least 3.5.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Thai qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.20.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Mexican qualifications

A Título de Licenciado or Título (Profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Singaporean qualifications

A Bachelor (Honours) degree with a final overall result of at least a 2:1 when studied at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) or Singapore University of Social Sciences.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Zimbabwean qualifications

A Bachelor Honours degree with a final overall result of at least a 2:1 (65%).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Chinese qualifications

A four year Bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 80% depending on the institution attended

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Greek qualifications

A university bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or Diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Cypriot qualifications

A bachelor's degree (Ptychio) with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

French qualifications

A licence with a final overall score of at least 12 out of 20 (assez bien).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

German qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, Diplom or magister artium with a final overall score of at least 2 (gut).

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

We may make an offer on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 69 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 27 in all 4 components.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling MSc full-time


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Travel to and from placements will be at your own cost. As the placement duration is one year, you can consider relocating if needed.

If you are required to undergo vetting, including a DBS check, this will be at your own expense. Currently enhanced DBS checks cost £44.

During your placement, you may wish to consider professional indemnity insurance. Several organisations offer this, including three companies suggested for graduate members of the British Psychological Society.

Application information


  • Course title
    Applied Forensic Psychology with Counselling
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    THPS-AWM13
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2020
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2020
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

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