Applied Forensic Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS

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Course summary

You will develop real-world professional skills, along with robust theoretical understanding, which will stand you apart as a job candidate. Your learning will be based on what the UK’s two largest employers of forensic psychologists told us that they need in a trainee forensic psychologist. When you graduate from the Master’s Programme in Applied Forensic Psychology, you will have rigorous analytical skills alongside practical skills, which will set you apart from others competing for the same jobs. You will enter employment with your eyes open to the challenges that you will face as a criminal justice professional, in terms of the populations with whom you will be working, and in terms of the challenges that are faced by criminal justice sector organisations. You will be skilled in understanding and conducting research, which you will learn to do to submission standard. Your robust research skills will enable you to apply independent critical analysis to existing and new theories and practices, throughout your career.


Trimester 1: Evidence and Investigation (20 credits) Assessments and Treatments (20 credits) Advanced Research Skills (20 credits) Trimester 2: Advanced Forensic Psychology (20 credits) Practical Forensic Psychology (20 credits) Preparation for Psychology Project (20 credits) Trimester 3: Advice and Consultancy (20 credits) Psychology Project (40 credits)

Assessment method

You will receive formative assessment through participation in activities, a written portfolio, a written essay, a written ethics form, and a written learning agreement. You will receive summative assessment through written essays, written reports including a written risk formulation, oral presentations, written portfolios, a written dissertation proposal, a written ethics submission, an oral assessment, and a written research project.

Entry requirements

You must have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (by completing a BPS-accredited degree or conversion course), and you must have achieved a minimum of 2:2 on the BPS-accredited degree.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

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Applied Forensic Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS