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Working in various criminal justice and allied settings, psychology graduates can expect a highly stimulating and varied career. Practitioners come into regular contact with social services, academic institutions, prison services, the NHS, probation services and police services. A positive and coherent communicator, you will enjoy working with a diverse mix of offenders, victims, and criminal and civil justice staff.

Why study MSc Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University?

This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of forensic psychology's key principles. Through special visits and interactive workshops, you will develop your awareness of forensic psychological practice and the work of leading criminal justice professionals.

You will have access to some of the UKs leading computer, laboratory and library study facilities as well as specialised psychology facilities such as a psychophysiology laboratory, social observation laboratories, an auditory cognition laboratory, and testing cubicles.

You will gain a critical understanding of a variety of research techniques and statistical methods. Your individual work will contribute to research in forensic psychology and develop your own analytical and reporting skills. Scholarly work is organised around psychological, legal and criminological concepts relevant to contemporary social issues and organisations. With a strong grounding in ethics, human rights, professional practice and research, this course will aid your subsequent professional practice.

Course highlights

  • This course has been accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Once graduated, you will have all the skills and knowledge you will need to become a chartered member of the BPS and a full member of the Division of Forensic Psychology
  • You will benefit and learn from our dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are internationally recognised and widely published researchers
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Working in various criminal justice and allied settings, psychology graduates can expect a highly stimulating and varied career. Practitioners come into regular contact with social services, academic institutions, prison services, the NHS, probation services and police services. A positive and coherent communicator, you will enjoy working with a diverse mix of offenders, victims, and criminal...

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Course Content

You will study the forensic psychological practice and the work of other criminal justice professionals through visits and workshops. You will develop core professional, ethical and research skills in line with the BPS and Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) National Occupational Standards. You will also learn how to make an appropriate contribution to research in forensic psychology.

What will you gain?

You will gain knowledge and understanding in key areas of forensic psychology such as aetiology of offending behaviour, judicial decision making, offender treatment programmes, victimisation and investigative psychology. You will be able to critically apply a variety of research techniques and statistical methods, and you will develop your skills in research, analysis and reporting, and working as a team or individually.

Modules

  • Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

  • Victims, Offenders and Communities

  • Psychology of Investigation and Criminal Justice

  • Assessment, Intervention and Professional Practice

  • Research: Practice and Reporting

You will study the forensic psychological practice and the work of other criminal justice professionals through visits and workshops. You will develop core professional, ethical and research skills in line with the BPS and Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) National Occupational Standards. You will also learn how to make an appropriate contribution to research in forensic...

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • We normally require a second class honours degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology conferring GBC/GBR and relevant experience.
  • Information and advice about GBC are available from the BPS website.

Further requirements

Applicants for MSc Forensic Psychology will not be required to do DBS at the admissions stage and may need to do DBS check later. The Programme leader will advise the applicants if and when required.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Prospective students may be invited to attend an interview.

Qualifications We normally require a second class honours degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology conferring GBC/GBR and relevant experience. Information and advice about GBC are available from the BPS website. Further requirements Applicants for MSc Forensic Psychology will not be required to do DBS at...

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