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The University of Manchester

Forensic Psychology and Mental Health

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Rank: 11 (UKEAS)

Location: Main Site

Website: www.manchester.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £24000


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Description

University of Manchester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Our MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health course is aimed at graduates who want to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist and/or register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Forensic Psychologist.You will cover topics such as psychology applied to legal and investigative processes, forensic risk assessment, offending behaviour interventions, research methods, and personality disorders.Teaching will comprise a blend of face-to-face and online delivery, and will be based on case examples from forensic and clinical practice.This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The BPS outlined five commendations following the January 2018 BPS accreditation visit:

  • The Programme Director, programme team and administrative team have worked extremely hard to develop a high quality programme that meets all of the Society's standards.
  • The programme has been designed to have a fully embedded mental health flavour which makes the programme distinctive.
  • The programme team is approachable and supportive to the students and this is greatly valued.
  • The pilot of the reflective log for understanding the professional skills that the programme embeds is innovative and well thought-out.
  • The senior management team has shown commitment in supporting the programme and its team in their development for the future.

Requirements

Entry requirements

We require you to have: a BSc Psychology degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent , which confers 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; evidence of attaining a minimum of an Upper Second across all BSc research methods taught units and the dissertation; an understanding of forensic psychology via your personal statement; ideally, you should have some relevant voluntary or paid experience involving forensic settings/forensic clients, eg working with offenders/people at risk of offending, victims, or observation of criminal courtroom proceedings.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (speaking and writing 6.5 and no other element below 6.0)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Manchester.

About this university

International students

Students attend the university from over 150 countries around the world and there are various systems in place to help them adapt to their new life. The Student Immigration Team is a dedicated team in place to help with support and advice regarding immigration and visas and are based at the Student Services Centre. The student support centre is a single contact point for all students to help with matters such as finances, examinations, graduation and other matters. There is also help and advice on hand for matter such as integration into the community, learning English and making the most of the time in the UK. The centre of student life is the Students Union (UMIST), which formed at the same time as the university was created in 2004. It is run by an eight-member team rather than a single president. The athletics Union is responsible for the sports clubs within the university and there are over 80 health and fitness classes in addition to 44 sports clubs. There are around 250 societies and clubs in total across many areas of interest including a student run newspaper, radio station, a fundraising organisation, a volunteer project and across the arts and politics arena.

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