When you have completed this masters degree, you can complete your final stage training to become a registered forensic psychologist through our HCPC approved online PG Diploma in Forensic Psychology Practice (a Stage 2 qualification).

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. Find out more about what forensic psychologists do and how to become one.

If you decide not to pursue a career as a forensic psychologist, this MSc can also take you into other roles, such as:

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

This MSc also provides an excellent platform if you want to move on to PhD research or pursue an academic career.

Please note: that it is possible to obtain GBC status after you have completed the MSc by undertaking a BPS-accredited conversion course such as our online Postgraduate Diploma Psychology.

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Whilst you are a student at the University of Derby, and for 3 years after you graduate, our Careers and Employment Service can assist you with job search advice, CV creation, workshops and events, as well as one-to-one appointments with employment advisers to help with career planning and interview preparation.