You'll need to complete:
- a 3-year degree in psychology accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)
- a postgraduate master's in forensic psychology
- 2 years' supervised practice
You may be able to study for an approved postgraduate conversion course, if you're a graduate in a subject other than psychology or your psychology degree is not accredited by the BPS.
Some universities offer a doctorate programme in forensic psychology, which is the equivalent of both an accredited master's and supervised practice.
Competition for postgraduate training is strong. You'll need an upper second class degree or higher, and evidence of excellent research skills to apply. You'll also need relevant work experience, for example in a prison or with a mental health service.
You'll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths
- 3 A levels or equivalent