Postgraduate taught 

Psychological Science (conversion) MSc

Forensic Psychology (PGT Conv) PSYCH5048

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course addresses the contribution of Psychology to the legal system.


10 hours of lectures over a 5 week block

Requirements of Entry

At least 2:1 honours degree in a science subject.


Examination 100%.

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims


The course aims to allow students to investigate and evaluate areas where Psychology has been influential in understanding criminal behavior (e.g. Personality, Mental Health)

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to :

■ Critically evaluate the instruments used in the study of personality in relation to criminality

■ Critically evaluate the link between mental health and criminality

■ Critically evaluate the link between personality and criminality

■ Critically evaluate the application of research in Forensic Psychology

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.