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MScForensic Psychology

University of Surrey United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
Tuition fee £7,785.00 per year
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Forensic psychology examines psychological theories, methods and processes within the context of the legal, criminal and civil justice systems. In particular it looks at the treatment and assessment of offenders, including those who are mentally disordered, and contributes to the investigation of crime by examining issues such as identification of suspects, investigative interviewing, psychological profiling and detecting deception. Forensic psychologists work in collaboration with criminal justice practitioners such as the police and the probation service, as well as other psychologists within secure hospitals and the prison service.

This programme gives you a greater understanding of the contribution that forensic psychology can make. The British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) expects prospective members to fulfil core academic components and possess recognised qualifications in forensic psychology. The MSc Forensic Psychology programme, accredited by the DFP, provides the academic component (Stage 1) on the route to achieving the Qualification in Forensic Psychology and becoming a Chartered Psychologist with the DFP and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist with the Health Professions Council.

Graduates of the programme go on to work in all areas of the criminal justice system, with recent students taking posts in the NHS, prison and probation service, as well as within the police force. A number of students each year choose to continue to study for a PhD, and a proportion of our graduates eventually return to university to complete training in clinical psychology.

Career opportunities

The MSc Forensic Psychology programme at the University of Surrey has an excellent record of graduate employment. Our graduates go on to work in all areas of the criminal justice system, including the prison and probation service; some continue in research posts; we have ex-students working in high and medium secure hospitals and other psychiatric units and also various departments within the Home Office, including SOCA. The MSc programme is looked upon favourably when assessing applications for clinical psychology courses, and a number of our recent students are currently in the process of completing the PsychD Clinical Psychology.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Feb 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.