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Course summary

Overview Examine the role of psychologists in legal settings, advances in the psychological understanding of offender behaviour, and assessment and rehabilitation. Our masters course is specifically designed to meet the criteria of the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. It’s accredited as the first stage towards gaining chartered psychologist status with the BPS. You’ll explore topics such as investigating and prosecuting crime, rehabilitation, and other current issues within forensic psychology. In practical sessions, you might work on case formulations, complete violence risk assessments and undertake behavioural investigative advice reports. As well as lectures, seminars and workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers to help you learn about what it’s like to work in the field. Past speakers include alumni talking about their careers, members of the local police force, and psychologists working in prisons. Our course lecturers have forensic research and practice experience, and draw on their experience to bring relevant examples to lectures. Some members of staff continue to work in forensic practice alongside their teaching. Features and benefits

  • Specialist course - A course for students who have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS.
  • BPS criteria - Our course meets the criteria for MSc Forensic Psychology Programmes as outlined by the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee.
  • Outstanding facilities - You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes an fNIR imaging research device, and psychology laboratories.
  • Contemporary teaching - Our teaching staff includes practicing researchers, counsellors, and forensic, clinical, health, and community psychologists.
  • Research active department - Our department is home to the Stress, Health and Performance research group and the Neuroscience of Ageing and Impaired Mobility research group.
  • Research active academics - Our staff engage in a wide range of research areas, including police decision-making, eyewitness and alibi evidence, expert witness evidence and juror decision-making.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

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Forensic Psychology (BPS Accredited) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS