Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Forensic Psychology

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, This means that by obtaining the MSc in Forensic Psychology you will also be completing the first stage in your professional training required by the BPS to become a qualified practitioner within the field of forensic psychology (Chartered Forensic Psychologist). The focus on blending research and practical expertise is reflected in the Programme 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.

Entry requirements

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. 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.

Course modules

Modules 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 and reflective practice group; qualitative research design and analysis (one); mixed methods research; advanced experimentation and statistics (one and two); forensic research project.

Assessment methods

Assessments will be diverse in format and will include: examinations, essays, oral presentations, practical reports, consultancy report, a research project.

Sponsorship information

The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for full-time and part-time Master's courses; these include: School of Social Sciences Masters scholarships (for Home / EU and International students); Nottingham Trent University International Scholarship Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,755 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 848 4200