Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject and should provide evidence of the Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). An interview is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Supporting the requirements of the British Psychological Society's Division of Forensic Psychology, this course focuses on developing the expertise and qualities you need to gain employment at a senior level. Covering all the main topics and involving advanced study in research methods and professional skills, you will receive stage one training towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

Key features

  • Develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems, and gain new insights into the theory and practice of forensic psychology
  • Publish your research in nationally and internationally recognised journals
  • Gain a high level of knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods which will allow you to perform complex data analysis, interpretation, evaluation and synthesis

Career opportunities

Careers include prison and probation services, and roles within the NHS. An advanced route to chartership in forensic psychology is another possibility.

Areas of study may include:

  • Criminal psychology
  • Research methods for forensic psychology
  • Legal psychology
  • Professional skills for forensic psychologists
  • Victimology

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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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

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 073