• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Through studying with us, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of psychology, studying core British Psychological Society (BPS) content, such as Freud’s personality theory, Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, the social factors that affect our behaviour, and what makes us individuals. As well as developing a thorough understanding of key psychological research, theory and principles, you’ll also explore a wide range of topics focusing on psychology in legal contexts, including offender behaviour, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, police investigations, and the assessment and treatment of offenders.

Work-based learning really helps you to see how psychology applies to everyday life, and gives you valuable experience of working in professional settings.


Perhaps you see yourself in sports coaching or counselling children? Maybe you’re fascinated by business or finance?

As a graduate of the (Hons) Forensic Psychology course from Manchester Metropolitan University , there’s a diverse range of career paths you could take. You might decide to complete further training in order to pursue a career as a forensic psychologist, or work for the police, prison service or in a charity supporting ex-offenders or victims of crime. Alternatively, you can use your transferrable skills to work across sectors as diverse as education, social care and human resources (HR). Some of the places you might work in are local authorities, social services, prisons, sports clubs, NHS or private hospitals, schools or rehabilitation centres.

Where do some of our graduates work? In housing services at Manchester City Council, as a probation case manager for Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company, as a psychology assistant for an Early Intervention in Psychosis Team at an NHS Trust, and as a trainee High Intensity CBT therapist.


Our degree courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society, which has also ranked the Department of Psychology at Manchester Met as outstanding.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal and Professional Development in Psychology
  • Investigating Psychology 
  • Key Topics in Forensic Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Forensic Psychology
  • Transitions into Forensic Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Grades BBB excluding General Studies.  Acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DDM) in Applied Science or Health Professions
  • We do not accept Extended Project or CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education & Care (Early Years Educator - VRQ)
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or grade 4.
  • Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy and Key Skills) are NOT accepted for this course.
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26 IB Diploma Points

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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