About this course
On this course, you’ll develop a robust understanding of the psychology research on which forensic psychology practice is based.
The course is delivered by psychologists with experience across a broad range of forensic and forensic mental health settings and by specialist forensic or forensic mental health researchers. They will use this experience to enhance your learning through numerous practice-based clinical examples and research-led teaching.
Following a critical and theoretical introduction to forensic psychology and the development and context of research in forensic psychology and its application, you’ll explore the practice of forensic psychology including the role of the forensic psychologist.
We’ll help you develop your understanding of approaches and techniques used when working with forensic populations as well as research methods needed for psychological enquiry and how to apply these to research projects in forensic settings.
You’ll also complete a supervised piece of research in an area relevant to Forensic Psychology.
Due to its strong applied forensic focus, this postgraduate degree offers excellent preparation for psychology work in prisons and other related settings.
You’ll benefit from our established links across the industry, including prisons throughout the UK, and from opportunities to volunteer in a relevant professional environment, so you’ll graduate equipped with the knowledge, practical skills and experience needed to be a forensic psychology trainee.
If you already work in the field, the course will allow you to develop both your theoretical and practical understanding to become a qualified forensic psychologist and the confidence to take the next step in your career.
Why study with us?
- Delivered through blended learning, so you can study alongside your current employment.
- Learn from academics with forensic research and practice experience and benefit from their contacts within the Criminal Justice sector.
- Develop your skills and network with others in the field of forensic psychology through our conference award scheme which offers the opportunity to receive funding to showcase your research at a national conference.