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MSc Forensic Psychology

Reino Unido

¿Qué aprenderé?

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Complete Stage 1 of the BPS chartership process
  • Study with highly active practitioner Forensic Psychologists and researchers
  • Receive case-based hands-on training in assessment, intervention, and consultation
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Forensic Psychology at Winchester provides the academic component (Stage 1) of the route to becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist status with the Health and Care Professions Council. The programme also supports you with the transition towards Stage 2 of the chartership process by incorporating practice-based assessments.

The course introduces the context and application of psychology in various forensic settings including the legal and criminal justice system, forensic psychological practice and forensic mental health. You are introduced to the role of a forensic psychologist in practice. The programme focuses on core theoretical models of crime with an emphasis on theoretical, practical and methodological limitations.

When considering applied skills in forensic practice, there is a focus on specialist assessments, core treatments and interventions utilised when working with various client groups in a forensic setting. Client groups include offenders in prison, secure hospitals and the community, as well as offenders on probation and within the legal system (court assessment). You gain the ability to design, conduct, analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological research in a chosen specialised research area.

There is an emphasis on reflective practice skills, and professional and ethical practice in the workplace. There are also opportunities for volunteering in optional forensic practice placements via the university’s volunteering department. Core modules include Foundations of Forensic Psychology Practice, The Criminal Justice System and the Legal Framework, Specialist Skills in Treatment and Interventions, and Investigative Psychology.

You have access to excellent facilities including numerous research cubicles and laboratories equipped for conducting forensic interviews, developmental research, EEG and social observation. There is a strong criminal investigation representation and practitioner focus within the teaching team, and there is a departmental forensic research group which complements the programme.

Graduates of the course pursue careers in various specialisms within forensic psychology, including the legal and criminal justice system, forensic psychological practice and forensic mental health.

Accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the purpose of eligibility to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of second-class Honours is achieved and the empirical project is passed.

Careers

The programme provides the first step (Stage 1) towards gaining Chartered Forensic Psychologist status with the BPS.

Assessment

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. A variety of assessment methods are employed including essays, literature reviews, report writing, presentations, and examinations, as well as a quantitative or qualitative empirical project.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

University of Winchester

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (1 )

Costos de estudio
£15.500,00 (US$ 19.069) por año
Additional cost applicable.

Esta es una tarifa fija
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2023

Lugar

University of Winchester

Sparkford Road,

Winchester,

Hampshire,

SO22 4NR, England

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students need a Bachelors degree when awarded by a regionally accredited institution with a general GPA of 2.8 or above, depending on the course. Applicants without a first degree but with five to seven years relevant work experience may also be considered on an individual basis for some Masters programmes.

Para estudiantes internacionales

A first or second-class Honours degree (or recognised equivalent qualification) in Psychology and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Students who do not fulfil this GBC entry requirement are considered on an individual basis by the programme team. If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent; TOEFL iBT with a score of 60 overall including at least 18 in the writing element.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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