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MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health at The University of Manchester
MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health
Pursue a career as a forensic psychologist through our BPS-accredited master's course.

MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
MSc 24 months PT, 12 months FT
Entry requirements

We require a psychology degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent .

You must also possess Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status with the British Psychological Society (BPS). If you are unsure whether your degree will give you eligibility for the GBC, you can check whether your degree was accredited for your intake year on the BPS website .

You should also have relevant clinical/forensic experience, eg working with offenders/people at risk of offending, victims, or observation of criminal courtroom proceedings.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

20 places (14 for UK/EU full-time students, 3 for UK/EU part-time students and 3 for international students)

How to apply

This course is now full for 2017 entry. Applications for 2018 entry will open in September 2017.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course overview

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This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Specialise in forensic psychology if you already have a psychology degree and want to work in forensic or forensic mental health services.
  • Study on a course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Cover topics such as psychology applied to legal and investigative processes, forensic risk assessment, offending behaviour interventions, mental health and offending, and personality disorders.
  • Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK and among the top 40 in the world for psychology (QS World University Rankings 2017).
  • Learn when it suits you through our choice of full-time or part-time study.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £21,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): £10,750
The University of Manchester has a number of bursaries aimed at removing barriers to masters study for students. Find out if you are eligible.

Additional expenses

The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to a master's.

If your AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7604
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/psychology
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health