This masters degree enables you to gain an advanced understanding of the fascinating area of forensic psychology, while enhancing your analytical and communication skills, as well as your research literacy. You will learn about a broad range of topics relevant to forensic psychology and develop an understanding of the reciprocal relationship this field of research has with UK law, legal practice, policy, public opinion and the media. The qualification also considers international differences in forensic theory, research and practice.
This masters degree requires an aptitude for critical analytical thinking and for understanding the principles driving different research methods. It also has a strong emphasis on applied relevance. Completing the qualification will enable you to source, select and review forensic psychological research independently, evaluate its relevance for complex real life issue/cases, assess its validity and clearly communicate your findings to academic and non-academic audiences.
Key features of the course
Provides professional development for all those working in careers where research literacy, analytic and communication skills are valued
Experienced tutors and bespoke teaching materials provide an exploration of engaging topic areas and research, enabling you to engage with them in a sophisticated manner
Relevant for existing professionals or those wishing to pursue a career in all areas of the UK criminal justice system and civil or social services.
Please note that this masters degree is not accredited by The British Psychological Society and be aware that when studying forensic psychology you will encounter sensitive topics and case details (e.g. relating to murder, rape, child sexual abuse).