Taught course

Forensic Psychology - Top-Up Programme

University of Nottingham · Institute of Work, Health and Organisations

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2:1 class honours degree in Psychology (BA/BSc single or joint or international equivalent) recognised by the BPS as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBCM) with a grade of 60%+ overall & 60%+ in their final research project.

Months of entry


Course content

You will apply your knowledge to practice while on placement in forensic environments. You will experience interventions with children and adults in community and secure settings.

The aim of the 'top up' programme is to allow postgraduate psychologists already holding a BPS accredited MSc in Criminological/Forensic/Investigative Psychology to obtain a doctorate through applying their knowledge to practice with victims or offenders.

These individuals will be eligible to fast track onto the two-year doctorate component of the full DForenPsy course.

This programme is approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC) and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility to apply for HPC registration and BPS chartered membership respectively.

Those applicants working in a forensic setting may use this setting as a placement, if appropriate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DForenPsy
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559