We currently support six academic programmes within the department.  A brief description of each of the programmes follows and further details of the programmes can be found via the links:

The Foundation leading to Social Sciences is a one year programme (for full-time students) which is intended to support students who do not have the necessary A Level points, or for those students who are returning to learning.  The course is intended to support students on their entry into further studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Further information can be found at:

The Psychology BSc (Hons) is a full-time three-year programme which is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society.  Core aspects of psychological knowledge are covered within the first two years of the programme, such as developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology and research methods.  Optional modules allow for the development of specialist psychological understanding in the third year; options include, for example, clinical psychology, media psychology and forensic psychology.  We have a focus on developing employability skills throughout the programme, and work with a number of placement partners to provide embedded work experience in the second and third years.  Further details regarding this course can be found at:

The MSc in Forensic Psychology is a one-year full-time or a two-year part time course and it is the only BPS accredited course of its nature in Wales.  The course has two predominat aims: to develop within students a critical and academic understanding of forensic issues and to introduce students to the professional skills needed to work in a forensic setting.   The MSc has a strong working relationship with HMPPS Cymru (Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service, Wales) enabling a practice and professional element to this postgraduate course.  Click on the following link for further information:—MSc-.aspx

The MSc in Health Psychology also offers full-time (one year) and part-time (two year) routes to study.  This postgraduate course aims to develop awareness of and research into the psychological, environmental, and social aspects of disease and disease prevention; which is closely related to government initiatives (both nationally and in Wales) to maintain health and prevent illness.  More information can be found at:—MSc-.aspx

The department is also proud to support a PG Diploma in Practitioner Forensic Psychology.  Completion is based upon compilation of portfolios of evidence demonstrating development, attendance at workshops and reflection in professional practice.  A work placement is essential to enable demonstration of professional competncies and the course should be completed within one to three years.  Upon successful completion of the programmes students can apply for Registered status with the HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council).  

Finally, we offer a taught doctorate in Forensic Psychology.  This is for practitioners who wish to develop their research skills, examining a topic area in much greater detail.  More details can be found here:

If you require any further information regarding any of the programmes please feel free to get in touch using the contact information.  You can also get in contact with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email 


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