Taught course

Forensic Psychology and Mental Health

The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

We require you to have:

    • a BSc Psychology degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent , which confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status with the British Psychological Society (BPS). If you are unsure whether your degree will give you eligibility for the GBC, you can check whether your degree was accredited for your intake year on the BPS website
    • evidence of attaining a minimum of an Upper Second across all BSc research methods taught units and the dissertatio
    • an understanding of the role of the forensic psychologist, the applied nature of forensic psychology and why you wish to undertake further study of this field via your personal statement.
    • ideally, you should have some relevant voluntary or paid experience involving forensic settings/forensic clients, e.g., working with offenders/people at risk of offending, victims, or observation of criminal courtroom proceedings. This should be demonstrated via your CV

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health course is aimed at graduates who want to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist and/or register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Forensic Psychologist.

You will complete units examining professional practice in forensic psychology, psychology applied to legal and investigative processes, forensic risk assessment, offending behaviour interventions, research methods, and assessment and treatment of personality disorders.

Teaching will comprise a blend of face-to-face and online delivery and will be based on case examples from forensic and clinical practice.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 543 4701