This online BSc in Forensic Psychology can be a starting point for a career as a registered forensic psychologist. The largest employers of registered forensic psychologists in the UK are Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the National Health Service (NHS). However, forensic psychologists can also work in rehabilitation units, private secure hospitals, social services, the police, local and central government, and academia.

To become a registered forensic psychologist, you would need to undertake further training after this BSc, as follows:

  1. A Stage 1 BPS accredited postgraduate qualification, such as our online MSc Forensic Psychology
  2. A Stage 2 HCPC approved qualification, such as our online PG Diploma in Forensic Psychology. You would then need to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to become a Registered Forensic Psychologist

Find out more about these steps and what forensic psychologists do

If you don’t want to be a forensic psychologist, this BSc can also take you into other roles, such as:

With further study, you could also move into social work or counselling and psychotherapy.

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