University of Derby: Forensic and Criminal Psychology

InstitutionUniversity of Derby
Department Criminology
Web http://www.derby.ac.uk
Email marketing@derby.ac.uk
Telephone 01332 591044
Study type Taught

Summary

Our exciting MSc Forensic and Criminal Psychology degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need to advance your career as a forensic psychologist.

- This programme is accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS), thereby accounting for Stage 1 of the qualification for those who already hold Graduate Basis of Chartership (GBC) with the BPS
- Choose a programme which offers a compelling blend of academic studies, research and practical experience
- Learn from a teaching team made up of forensic practitioners and academics with considerable experience of working with offenders and victims in a range of forensic contexts
- Benefit from a supportive and dynamic research environment where you will have the chance to pursue your own professional interests
- Gain vital practical insights, including potential opportunities for real life experience within a related field
- Broaden your professional options: this qualification is valuable for careers in a range of settings including prisons, secure units, hospitals, mental health services, police, probation services, courts, community organisations, charities and social enterprises
- Build an excellent platform if you want to progress to PhD research

This postgraduate degree will equip psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and skills they need to conduct practical work and research within a forensic context.

During the course, you will be encouraged to undertake a minimum of 30 hours volunteering to gain real life experience in a related field, as well as to obtain practical insights into forensic and criminal psychology.

The culmination of the MSc Forensic and Criminal Psychology is the research project which will enable you to tailor your learning to reflect your own specific area of professional interest and your career aspirations. To support your work on your research project, you will develop skills in collecting and analysing data relevant to forensic and criminal psychology. You will also use a range of techniques and research methods applicable to advanced scholarship in the discipline.

On successful completion of the course, you may continue your training to become a Forensic Psychologist, or pursue a career in sectors such as the prison and probation services, crime analysis or education.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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