Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (CPD route)

Start date
September - Closing date for applications: 14 February 2020
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time for those employed in a forensic setting
Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Doctoral research
Fees

£9,520 FT (Home/EU students) TBC
£18,450 FT (International Students) TBC
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Our Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (CPD route) allows suitably qualified Forensic Psychologists to ‘top up’ their existing MSc qualification to Doctoral level through Continued Professional Development.

The Centre for Applied Psychology offers a Continued Professional Development route to the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology.

This programme is designed to allow Forensic Psychologists, who hold a valid Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) certificate (and preferably status as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society), to ‘top up’ their existing MSc qualification to Doctoral level.

The programme requires students to attend nine days of taught classes, aimed at developing advanced research skills. During the course of the programme students will complete the following assignments: a research ethics proposal; systematic review; research project; and critique of a psychometric measure. Students will be required to incorporate this work into a thesis that will be examined via oral examination.

Successful applicants may register as full-time students for a minimum period of one year and a maximum of two years, or as part-time students for a minimum period of two years and a maximum of three years.

In terms of the quality of education, reputation and the value of the experience I could gain, I would say that I was fortunate that the University of Birmingham chose me. My experience has been wonderful.

Malvika Iyer

Modules

You will complete the following modules and associated assignments:

  • Research Systematic Literature Review
  • Development of Psychometric Measures
  • Advanced Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Research Project

Fees

Fees for 2020 are:

  • Home/EU students £9,520 FT (£4,760 PT)
  • International students £18,450 FT only

Learn more about fees and funding


For EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to eligible financial support via the Postgraduate Masters or Doctoral loan for the duration of their course. For more information visit the gov.uk website.

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How To Apply

Applications for 2019/20 entry are now open.

Deadline for applications: 14 February 2020

  • Shortlisted candidates will normally be invited to the university to be interviewed, or in exceptional circumstances, they can be interviewed on Skype.
  •  The interview will involve academic staff, practitioners from relevant services, and experts by experience.    

Interviews will be held in early April 2020.  

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Our Standard Requirements

Proof of the following qualifications must be presented:

  • Certificate as proof of graduation from an MSc in Forensic Psychology (accredited by the British Psychology Society (BPS)). Preferably applicants will have achieved a merit or above. Valid Health professions Council certificate to demonstrate status as a Forensic Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).(preferable) Certificate demonstrating Chartered Psychologist Status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Work experience required: Experience working as a Forensic Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Learn more about entry requirements.

International Requirements



International Students


IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 67 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced or Proficiency – minimum overall score of 185, with no less than 176 in any component