Taught course

Forensic Psychology MSc

University of Gloucestershire · School of Natural, Social and Sport Sciences

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in psychology.
  • You should be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered membership of the BPS.
  • Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview to assess suitability.
  • A strong academic reference.
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

You will be expected to undertake some relevant experience before starting the course - for instance in a volunteer capacity or shadowing a professional in a forensic-related setting. Advice on suitable options can be available on request should you be invited for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Accredited by the British Psychological Society, on this course you’ll develop the expertise for a successful career in forensic psychology.

You’ll underpin your practice with both a sound appreciation of academic research evidence, and an understanding of the Forensic Psychologist’s role in investigative and legal processes, as well as the assessment and treatment of offenders.

The Forensic Team have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the subject area. You’ll have access to the current and timely research that staff members are involved in, and which makes a difference in those applied forensic contexts.

Study style

You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures and seminars, personal and professional reflection, and the opportunity of field visits. Your studies will be assessed by a range of coursework – practice reports, case formulations, presentations and portfolios.

As you develop your understanding, you’ll learn how to engage in the reflective practice that will be essential to maintaining professional competence and integrity. You’ll explore the ethical, legal, professional and personal dilemmas that can arise in professional practice within forensic settings.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0) 3330 141414