You should have a bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. You should have also achieved a good mark in your dissertation, typically a 2:1 mark or above.
To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology. Relevant practical experience (ideally in a forensic or clinical setting) will also be an advantage, with some placement providers looking for students with experience.
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.
In your application you will need to provide a personal statement (maximum 500 words) which should explain:
(a) why you are interested in studying for an MSc Applied Forensic Psychology and Counselling and your subsequent career intentions
(b) how your academic, professional and personal experiences equip you to meet the demands of the course. You should be able to demonstrate previous experience working with a forensic or clinical population or in a related field that demonstrates transferrable skills. This may be voluntary work and can cover a wide range of experiences and organisations. (Please note, however, we cannot comment on the applicability of your experience prior to the submission of your application since we need to consider your application in its entirety).
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.