Taught course

Forensic Psychology - top-up programme

University of Nottingham · Institute of Work, Health and Organisations

Entry requirements

Masters degree in forensic/criminological/investigative psychology (stage 1) recognised by the BPS as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, with a minimum grade of 60% (Merit) overall and 60% in their research project plus at least a 2:1 (or international equivalent); minimum of 100 days relevant forensic experience supervised by a chartered forensic psychologist; one clinical reference and one academic reference; DBS Check.

Months of entry


Course content

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 course.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Medical School web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559