Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Forensic Psychology

This course will provide you with an advanced understanding of the theoretical and applied issues in forensic psychology. Our scientist-practitioner approach equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic psychology practice. The course offers comprehensive professional training in forensic psychology. You will gain an in-depth experience of offending and victim pathways, as well as the investigative process. Through the use of a structured framework, you will also study theory and conduct research relating to forensic psychology practice.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology, which provides Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Although not essential, we value voluntary or paid work/research experience in a forensic environment, such as: victim support, the police, the prison service, the NHS, forensic-relevant charities. We also value relevant academic research, such as a dissertation in forensic psychology. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will require an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 for each sub-section), or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Senior Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
+44 (0) 191 208 7925