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Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (CPD route)

Start date
September
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

£10,080 FT (UK students) 
£20,430 FT (International Students) 
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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.

Mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19 for prospective healthcare students

As at 1st February 2022, the Government has indicated the requirement for mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in order to work in patient facing roles in the NHS is subject to consultation and may be reversed. This may mean that the Government may relax measures for you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake your placement at the NHS as part of your course. We are awaiting further information on this, and we ask for your patience over the next few days while the position becomes clearer. if you are not fully vaccinated already against COVID-19, we would encourage you to take up the offer of an MHRA approved vaccine, as this remains the best protection against the disease.

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 2022/23 are:

  • UK students £10,080 FT
  • International students £20,430 FT only

Please note that fees are per annum.

Learn more about fees and funding

How To Apply

Applications for 2022 entry are now closed.

Interviews will be held at the end of March 2022.

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

We do not require a research proposal for your application, nor do we need a name for a research supervisor. If the application will not progress without some details, please add in Dr Caroline Oliver as supervisor and mention any topic area. We do not use this information for selection processes and projects are not arranged until trainees have started the course.

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.

Mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19 for prospective healthcare students

As at 1st February 2022, the Government has indicated the requirement for mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in order to work in patient facing roles in the NHS is subject to consultation and may be reversed. This may mean that the Government may relax measures for you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake your placement at the NHS as part of your course. We are awaiting further information on this, and we ask for your patience over the next few days while the position becomes clearer. if you are not fully vaccinated already against COVID-19, we would encourage you to take up the offer of an MHRA approved vaccine, as this remains the best protection against the disease.

International Requirements



International Students


  • IELTS 7.0 with no less that 6.5 in any band
  • TOEFL: 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) including online: PTE Academic 76 with no less than 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

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