Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. This course is moving into one of our new buildings at City campus. Teaching will mainly be delivered at our Collegiate campus until December 2024 while we get our new facilities ready. From January 2025 you will study in brand new facilities at City campus. Course summary
- Study a British Psychology Society accredited course.
- Work towards completing Stage One of the two-stage BPS chartership process.
- Learn new research methods and conduct your own empirical project.
- Gain consultancy skills, communicating with professional audiences.
- Develop the knowledge, skills, values and academic approach to work in areas relating to forensic psychology.
- workshop-based activities on campus
- independent study
- online activities
- guest lecturers
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. For further information on the structure of the MSc please contact the course leader. Compulsory modules Applied Forensic Consultancy Assessment And Formulation Dissertation And Continuing Professional Development Investigative Psychology Legal And Criminal Justice Offender Treatment And Interventions Qualitative Research Methods Quantitative Research Methods Theories Of Criminal Behaviour
Coursework Practical Exam
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
You should have successfully completed an undergraduate honours degree in psychology (2:1 or above). Undergraduate honours degrees in criminology or other relevant disciplines may also be considered. It would be helpful if your previous studies included research methods. If you have successfully completed an undergraduate honours degree in psychology (or other relevant discipline) with a 2:2, you may be considered if you can satisfy the course team that you have the ability to complete the course (e.g., through evidence significant work experience in criminal justice, or successful completion of other relevant postgraduate study). For example, your work experience could be in the voluntary sector in youth justice, support work, drug rehabilitation, or programme facilitation. If your undergraduate degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the BPS. This means that by completing the MSc Forensic Psychology, you will fulfil Stage 1 of the requirements towards chartered membership of the BPS and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology. If your undergraduate degree is not accredited by the BPS, you can gain eligibility for the GBC of the BPS through alternative routes. Such routes include BPS acceptance of an overseas psychology degree, or undertaking a conversion course such as a BPS accredited MSc in Psychology. If English is not your first language or your undergraduate degree was not conducted in English, then you will be required to have an English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS (or equivalent) band 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in writing. Please note that closing date is the 25th April 2022, and all applications will be considered on Monday 2nd May 2022. When completing your application form, please keep in mind that the selection panel will be considering the following: • your grades • your relevant work experience (paid or voluntary), or planned • your personal statement, which should reflect your understanding of forensic psychology, and careers in this field, explain why you wish to undertake the course, and how the course fits in with your career aspirations. Try to include reference to the course-specific modules, and give some evidence as to how these fit with your particular interests. You should also discuss any relevant research you have undertaken during other studies, and what research interests you would like to pursue during the course. As there are very limited places available on the MSc Forensic Psychology, it is important that your application form is completed fully and you cover the points indicated above in clear and concise detail. We reserve the right not to consider incomplete applications. The selection panel may also invite applicants to attend a brief interview as part of the application process, which can be either face-to-face or via Skype.
Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
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