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MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

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How to qualify as a Forensic Psychologist

Forensic psychologists work across all agencies within the criminal justice system, primarily in prison and probation services, secure hospitals, the police and the courts. These agencies and organisations will be your primary employers if you graduate from this MSc.

Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Discover more about a career in forensic psychology on the BPS website and the University's careers website .

Qualifying as a Forensic Psychologist after gaining an MSc

Gaining a BPS accredited MSc is the first step towards becoming a Forensic Psychologist. The next step is to complete approved applied training, one route is the Qualification in Forensic Psychology provided by the BPS. This short video offers information about the training route.

Career opportunities

For more information about a career as a Psychologist in Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service please see the following videos.

  • Hear Sagheer's story reflecting on his changing role in the Prison and Probation service over the years.
  • Hear Georgia's story reflecting on her development in the Prison and Probation service over the years.
  • Hear Karensa's story reflecting on her development in the Prison and Probation service over the years.
  • The Prison and Probation Service is the biggest single employer of psychologists in the country. It works hard to understand the  real story  inside the people it works with.

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