University of Central Lancashire: Forensic Psychology

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Psychology
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Course overview - Our MSc in Forensic Psychology gives you the skills to assess, intervene and care for victims and offenders. It will foster your professional growth, develop your report writing and presentation skills, methodological rigour, research expertise, independent learning and critical thinking.

  • There’s a strong emphasis on the application of Forensic Psychology in professional practice, and theoretical modules include topics on how the theory is applied in practice.

  • MSc Forensic Psychology explores both victims and offenders. It follows the progression of an offender from their first contact with the criminal justice system until their eventual release into the community of transfer to conditions of less security. The role of ongoing assessment, intervention and throughcare is emphasised throughout.

  • You’ll learn from staff and practising Forensic Psychologists (both NHS and HMPS) who are actively engaged in research and who regularly publish in leading forensic journals and present papers at both national and international conferences.

Why study with us - Through supportive seminars, lectures, coursework, examination and independent study you’ll gain key academic skills in Forensic Psychology.

  • As part of your assessment you’ll research an area of Forensic Psychology that really interests you, and it’ll develop your organisational and communication skills.

  • You’ll study modules about advanced methods in psychology, applying psychology to the legal process, attributes of offenders and victims, forensic mental health and risk assessment, professional practice and intervention.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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