MSc in Forensic Psychology

This course is a full-time, one-year MSc at the University of Leicester.
It is accredited by the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology.msc-forensic-psychology

Course Summary

Forensic psychology is a major growth area in contemporary psychology.

The MSc Forensic Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is a full-time course designed to cover the application of psychology to forensic and legal issues.

The principal aim of the course in to equip students with a sound knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in forensic and legal psychology. This knowledge includes not only an appreciation of theory and fact, but also an awareness of the strengths and limitations of research evidence, as well as its applications.

Course Modules

Students on the MSc in Forensic Psychology will study the following modules:

  • Psychology of Criminal Behaviour 
  • Legal Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology Practice 
  • Assessment & Treatment of Criminal Behaviour
  • Research Methods
  • Psychology and the Courts
  • Empirical Dissertation

Please click on this link to view the course brochure: MSc in Forensic Psychology.

International students

We welcome you regardless of whether you have 'Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership' (previously called Graduate Basis for Registration) from the British Psychological Society.

Please note, however, that a student seeking to become a practising Forensic Psychologist in the UK would need to have 'Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership' from the British Psychological Society prior to enrolling in this course in order to become a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in the UK. The requirements for becoming a practising Forensic Psychologist in the UK can be found at the British Psychological Society website.


The University has excellent library and digital library facilities - see the Forensic Psychology library page.

The deadline for applications is 31 May each year.
Start date is October each year.
If you need further information please see below.

Next step: request an Information and Application Pack

For general queries about the course please contact:

Anna Mazur
Henry Wellcome Building
School of Psychology
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 9HN *
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 116 229 7017

*LE1 7RH (for Sat-nav use)

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