Study Patterns: MSc Forensic Psychology online

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MSc Forensic Psychology online programme.

These study patterns highlight the modules that you will need study over the next 12 months. Please note that all students are required to re-enrol at the start of every academic year in September and so within your enrolment you can only choose modules for the current academic year.  

The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme (outlined below) are based on the current plan, however, the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible.      

If you have any queries, please contact the Enrolment team on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or email UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk.

Pace of your study
For students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, the required minimum number of study time is 20 hours per week.

MSc Forensic Psychology - standard rate with September start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Forensic Risk Assessment and Case Formulation 
(7FP504)
20 credits
The Criminal Justice Context of Forensic Psychology
(7FP507)
20 credits
Advanced Psychological Research Methods in Context
(7PS509)
20 credits
Year 2 The Psychology the Offender and the Victim
(7FP506)
20 credits
Forensic Settings and Rehabilitative Interventions
(7FP505)
20 credits
Professional Skills for Applied Psychology
(7PS525)
20 credits
Year 3 Empirical Research Project
(7PS993)
60 credits
Empirical Research Project
(7PS993)
60 credits continued
Empirical Research Project
(7PS993)
60 credits continued