M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Psychology

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
18000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Forensic Psychology degree from Nottingham Trent University is designed to prepare psychology graduates with the academic knowledge and skills necessary to conduct practical work and research within a forensic context. 


The focus on blending research and practical expertise is reflected in the course team, which consists of forensic practitioners or academics who each have considerable experience working with offenders and victims in a range of forensic contexts in the UK. Attached to the MSc in Forensic Psychology is the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU), which incorporates a group of active researchers currently engaged in collaborative work with:

  • HM Prison Service
  • the Police Service
  • the National Health Service (NHS)
  • High Secure Hospitals.

Careers and employability

In order to become eligible to obtain Chartered Forensic Psychologist status you will need to be a Graduate Member of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and have successfully completed a Society accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology, which this course provides.

During the Forensic Psychology course from Nottingham Trent University you'll study selected modules which cover the key knowledge and research skills recommended by the Division of Forensic Psychology in the British Psychological Society. The course will also equip you with core practical skills that will facilitate your progression towards becoming a practitioner in the field of forensic psychology.

The job titles below give you an indication of the careers our recent MSc Forensic Psychology graduates are following:

  • Mental health support worker
  • Force intelligence research officer
  • Assistant psychologist
  • Research assistant
  • Interventions facilitator in a prison
  • Programme facilitator in a prison
  • Healthcare support worker
  • Analyst at a police force
  • Review officer at a police force
  • Psychology graduate intern

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Explanations of Crime, Criminal Behaviour and Victimology
  • Police, Justice System and Psychology
  • Prison, Rehabilitation and Aftercare
  • Assessment, Formulation and Treatment of Offenders and Victims
  • Professional Forensic Practice
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis One
  • Mixed Methods
  • Advanced Experimentation and Statistics One and Two
  • Forensic Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology or an equivalent qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS.
  • All applicants must explain why they want to study the Forensic Psychology course in their personal statement.
  • Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 or equivalent will also be considered, but will be required to demonstrate relevant forensic experience and ability to study at the required academic level.
  • One academic and one vocational reference is required. Applicants who have not been in academic study for several years and cannot provide an academic reference will be required to provide a second vocational reference.
  • Take part in a face-to-face interview with a lecturer/practitioner, and complete a written exercise and a group task.

Tuition Fee

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    18000 GBP/year
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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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