Interview process for MSc (by research) Forensic and Criminological Psychology Watch

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I have been shortlisted for the next stage of the MSc (by research) Forensic and Criminological Psychology programme which is the interview stage.

I was wondering whether anyone had completed this before and what to expect? It says in the email that there will be a written assessment, group session & face to face interview with a panel and will last all day which is making me nervous. Any tips, previous experience or anything would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Hi,

I have been shortlisted for the next stage of the MSc (by research) Forensic and Criminological Psychology programme which is the interview stage.

I was wondering whether anyone had completed this before and what to expect? It says in the email that there will be a written assessment, group session & face to face interview with a panel and will last all day which is making me nervous. Any tips, previous experience or anything would be much appreciated! Thanks!
It sounds similar to any normal assessment centre. If you've not done these before, get some practice:
- google written exercises (try and mark these/ reassess your work, and do them timed)
-group session, (if timed monitor this) be a team player but make sure your views are heard, think about demonstrating core skills to the other people. Say your decision making ideas out loud (again plenty of stuff on google about this)

-Interview: Prepare some answers to the softball questions: Why do you want to do this, biggest weakness, tell me a time where something went wrong...
-Im imagining this will likely be with your supervisor so brush up on the research topic at hand and the key technical stuff related to your subject. Make sure you've reviewed your personal statement and can talk about it (also your dissertation, any other large academic projects you've worked on)
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Ah that’s so helpful! Thanks so much!!

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It sounds similar to any normal assessment centre. If you've not done these before, get some practice:
- google written exercises (try and mark these/ reassess your work, and do them timed)
-group session, (if timed monitor this) be a team player but make sure your views are heard, think about demonstrating core skills to the other people. Say your decision making ideas out loud (again plenty of stuff on google about this)

-Interview: Prepare some answers to the softball questions: Why do you want to do this, biggest weakness, tell me a time where something went wrong...
-Im imagining this will likely be with your supervisor so brush up on the research topic at hand and the key technical stuff related to your subject. Make sure you've reviewed your personal statement and can talk about it (also your dissertation, any other large academic projects you've worked on)
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for what university?

(Original post by A_A96)
Hi,

I have been shortlisted for the next stage of the MSc (by research) Forensic and Criminological Psychology programme which is the interview stage.

I was wondering whether anyone had completed this before and what to expect? It says in the email that there will be a written assessment, group session & face to face interview with a panel and will last all day which is making me nervous. Any tips, previous experience or anything would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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for what university?
It's in the UoNottingham forum...
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Hi yes same here. I am really nervous too - I am just wondering if there's going to be stats questions asked on the day, for the written exam that is.
(Original post by A_A96)
Hi,

I have been shortlisted for the next stage of the MSc (by research) Forensic and Criminological Psychology programme which is the interview stage.

I was wondering whether anyone had completed this before and what to expect? It says in the email that there will be a written assessment, group session & face to face interview with a panel and will last all day which is making me nervous. Any tips, previous experience or anything would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Yep, i'm more worried about the written assessment more than anything! I've been told it may be something general just to test skills and writing!
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Hi yes same here. I am really nervous too - I am just wondering if there's going to be stats questions asked on the day, for the written exam that is.
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Yes I just spoke to someone who is finishing this course this year. They said that you don't need to revise stats at all as long as you know the basics. To be honest you should be fine for the writing as you wouldn't be considered if you had a grade below a 2:1- so it means you are can write competently.

When is your interview date?


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Yep, i'm more worried about the written assessment more than anything! I've been told it may be something general just to test skills and writing!
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Ah that's so helpful thank you! I also rang up the university this morning and they said it was an on the day test but with questions that are specific to forensic psychology. Hopefully it shouldn't be too bad if we're not being asked to prepare anything! and my interview is Wednesday 22nd May, when is yours?
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Yes I just spoke to someone who is finishing this course this year. They said that you don't need to revise stats at all as long as you know the basics. To be honest you should be fine for the writing as you wouldn't be considered if you had a grade below a 2:1- so it means you are can write competently.

When is your interview date?
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Ah that's so helpful thank you! I also rang up the university this morning and they said it was an on the day test but with questions that are specific to forensic psychology. Hopefully it shouldn't be too bad if we're not being asked to prepare anything! and my interview is Wednesday 22nd May, when is yours?
Ah really thanks that is really informative! Yes I think we will be fine. Mine is also Wednesday 22nd May too. Hopefully I will see you there!
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Yeah hopefully see you there! Good luck!
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Ah really thanks that is really informative! Yes I think we will be fine. Mine is also Wednesday 22nd May too. Hopefully I will see you there!
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