Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc in Forensic Psychology at Goldsmiths provides the academic training required for a career as a forensic psychologist. Based at a research'led London university with strong links to forensic services, students are taught by world'class researchers, and experienced practitioners from the NHS, and the prison and probation service.This Master's programme introduce students to a range of psychological theories, methods and processes within the context of the legal, criminal and civil justice systems. Led by chartered forensic clinical psychologist Dr Caoimhe McAnena, the MSc also includes contributions from world'class researchers and practitioners who will teach on the programme and supervise research projects.

Course Modules

The programme is comprised of 5 core modules totalling 150 credits and 2 option modules totalling 30 credits. The core modules include: Psychology and law; investigation in forensic psychology; assessment and intervention in forensic psychology; applied research design and analysis; research project. 2 option modules may be selected from a range of courses offered in the Department of Psychology, for example: Addictive behaviours; neurodevelopmental disorders; self and relationships; psychology and education; social'moral development.

Course Additional Entry

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper 2nd class standard in psychology or a similar relevant subject. You could, for example, be a Psychology graduate with the BPS Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) interested in working towards a BPS qualification in forensic psychology. Or you could be a practitioner working in the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems who doesn't plan to go on to qualify as a forensic psychologist but who wishes to gain further academic knowledge of the theories and practice of the discipline. Subject to having GBC accreditation, completion of this Masters course will fulfil the requirements of Stage 1 training to become a Chartered Psychologist. For non GBC candidates the qualification will not be recognised as fulfilling Stage 1 DFP training, but will apply retrospectively if GBC is obtained at a later date.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate)
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)