MSc Applied Forensic Psychology with Placement – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

  • South West, All EnglandSouth West, All England


This course provides you with the background psychological knowledge, professional skills and experience you need to start your career in the field of forensic psychology.

It is British Psychological Society (BPS)-accredited. This means you’ll gain contemporary and relevant knowledge that you can use in a range of forensic psychology roles within the legal, criminal or civil justice systems.

You’ll combine theoretical learning with a work placement of up to 12 months. This is a key feature of our course and is designed to help you demonstrate your skills in an applied setting, while gaining important experience.

Throughout this course, you’ll develop an up-to-date understanding of psychological theory and practices. This will increase your ability to undertake research and development projects in forensic services, looking at governance, ethical and organisational issues.

You will also gain foundational skills in forensic psychology practice and spend time developing forensic practice skills that can be applied in a variety of settings through your work placement.

If you are a psychology graduate interested in progressing to a career in forensic services as a practitioner or researcher, this course is suited to your needs. It’s also suitable if you have an undergraduate psychology degree and are working in the criminal justice or forensic mental health systems and want to learn more about the theory and practice behind forensic psychology to progress your career.

Gain important career skills

As part of the course, you’ll take part in timetabled sessions to support your professional practice and clinical skills development. These skills-based workshops are designed to help you become a reflective practice practitioner and develop your transferable skills for your work placement and future career.

We’ll also provide you with guidance and support for working in forensic settings (including interview support) and CV writing assistance. All of these are designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

You’ll be also able to use this space for your seminars, group meetings and computer work. The building contains advanced psychology research facilities, including:

Graduate prospects

Thanks to the skills and relevant experience you gain, you will be well placed to secure work in NHS forensic services, the criminal justice system, probation and prison services, or voluntary sector organisations.

These posts could include training positions to allow the completion of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Qualification in Forensic Psychology (Stage 2) with the aim of becoming a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology and a Health and Care Professions Council Registered Practitioner Forensic Psychologist.

Successful completion of this course fulfils Stage 1 of the requirements towards Chartered Membership of the Society and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International students

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