Forensic Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course is accredited by the BPS as fulfilling the requirements of Stage 1 training to become a Chartered Forensic Psychologist.
  • Kingston has close links to forensic settings in London and the surrounding area. Guest speakers are active practitioners in forensic services from prisons, and low, medium, and high security hospitals (for example, Broadmoor).
  • A placement in a setting related to forensic psychology practice.
About this course You will study the application of psychology in various forensic settings and be introduced to the role of the forensic psychologist. You will examine the legal aspects of forensic psychology (e.g. courts and sentencing) and factors that may lead to criminal behaviour. This course provides you with the opportunity for a crucial observational work placement. Possible settings include both statutory and third sector contexts, such as secure psychiatric hospitals, children's homes and youth offending teams. You will additionally benefit from support during your placement and supervision for your dissertation. Example modules
  • Antisocial Behaviours Across the Lifespan
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology
  • Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage. Career opportunities With further training you may become a chartered forensic psychologist. Students have gone on to work as assistant psychologists in secure units and other roles within children’s services, charities and other destinations in the criminal justice system.


Example modules: Antisocial Behaviours Across the Lifespan; Applications of Forensic Psychology; Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows: Forensic Psychology MSc: Coursework: 100%

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in psychology with BPS accreditation. Selection will include an interview. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply. Interviews If you meet the minimum requirement for this programme your application will be considered further and you may be invited to an interview. This will be a face-to-face meeting or for International students based overseas it will be via skype.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16200 Year 1
England £9860 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9860 Year 1
Scotland £9860 Year 1
Wales £9860 Year 1
International £16200 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Forensic Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS