MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health / Careers
Year of entry: 2024
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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).
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.
Visit our blog and read about what our graduates have progressed into.
For more information about a career as a Psychologist in Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) 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 Kerensa'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.