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1) You will need a 3-year degree in Psychology that meets the standards of accreditation by the British Psychological Society. Qualification with a 2i or more provides eligibility to apply for GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of BPS).

2) Relevant work experience should be undertaken

3) You will need to complete a British Psychological Society accredited Masters in Forensic Psychology that shows applied research ability OR Stage 1 of the BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology.

4) You will need to achieve Stage 2 of the Society’s Qualification in Forensic Psychology (two years supervised practice) which provides eligibility to apply for registration with the HPC (Health Professions Council) and for Chartered Psychologist status.

5) Some Universities offer a Doctorate programme – this can be undertaken in place of the Masters and Stages 1 and 2 of the BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology and provides a more direct route to apply for status as a Chartered Psychologist. The University of Southampton does not offer a Doctorate programme; please refer to the BPS website for details of providers.


Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of BPS - Basic requirement for postgraduate study in Psychology

Health Professions Council - Registration is a requirement to become a Chartered Psychologist and to be able to use the title 'Forensic Psychologist'

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