King’s College London

Our exciting new iBSc has been designed for medical students in order to develop knowledge and understanding in the field of forensic psychiatry. This unique course explores the interface between psychiatry, criminal behaviour and law and focuses on the associations between mental health disorders, antisocial behaviour and criminal offending that are fundamental to the field of forensic psychiatry. Students will develop practical skills in the management of patients in forensic settings and gain an understanding of the relationship with the legal and criminal justice system.

  • Taught by leading academics in the field from the Institute of psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience, 2nd in the world for psychiatry and psychology (US News, Best Global Universities).
  • Gain practical clinical experience required for professional practice.
  • Build an understanding of research methods in order to practice evidence based medicine and progress research interests at postgraduate level.
  • Students have the choice of two pathways: Clinical Pathway or Research Pathway.
    –       Clinical Pathway: involves a clinical forensic psychiatry placement allowing students to gain clinical experience and prepare for the challenges of clinical practice.
    –       Research Pathway: involves a research placement allowing students the opportunity to gain practical experience of being involved with a research team and carrying out their own research.

Find out more information on our Intercalated BSc pages or email

Entry requirements

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

Closing date

King’s students:  27th January 2020
Non-King’s students: 2nd March 2020