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Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (ForenPsyD)

Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (ForenPsyD)

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Full time | University of Birmingham | 3 years | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

ForenPsyD - Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (ForenPsyD) confers the award of Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice and provides eligibility for BPS Chartered Psychology status, eligibility to apply for HCPC registration as a Forensic Psychologist, and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

This programme combines academic teaching, research, and professional training during forensic placements.

It is open only to Psychology graduates who are registered with the BPS (GBC status). On completion you are eligible for BPS Chartered Psychology status and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology. You will also be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Forensic Psychologist.

In the Centre for Applied Psychology, we are committed to involving experts by experience in all the different aspects relevant to our teaching and research. The Experts by Experience Steering Committee (EBESC) is a group that meets regularly to discuss, organise and support the work of experts by experience linked to the Forensic Psychology Doctorate Programme. We comprise members from various backgrounds, including local experts by experience who contribute to the course and staff from the Centre for Applied Psychology.

Programme aims

The programme aims to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to work as a forensic psychologist; to analyse offending behaviour and its effect on victims; to manage, assess and plan treatment strategies for both victims and offenders; and to work as an expert providing professional reports and training. An evidence-based approach to forensic practice is emphasised, with the objective of developing skills in research and evaluation. Professional case studies, research studies and forensic practice reports are carried out.

Employability

At the end of the programme you are equipped either for further research study or for careers in the development and evaluation of psychologically relevant models in the workplace.

The programme aims to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to work as a forensic psychologist; to analyse offending behaviour and its effect on victims; to manage, assess and plan treatment strategies for both victims and offenders; and to work as an expert providing professional reports and training.

Modules

Case Study Methods
Research Systematic Literature Review
Psychology and the Court System
Forensic Psychotherapy and Forensic Issues
Psychological Theories and the Understanding of Crime
Working with Offenders
Psychology, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Assessment Issues (Offenders and Victims)
Advanced Research and Evaluation Methods
Development of Psychometric Measures
Research Study Methods
Professional Writing, Training and Presentation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,260

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,440

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology that confers the GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartership) with the BPS (British Psychological Society) and experience working in a forensic setting; Trainees must complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously the Criminal Records Bureau check) before attending any placement. This course is exempt from the ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders Act’ and no convictions are considered ‘spent’; Relevant forensic experience or similar alternative. Must be working in a relevant forensic setting.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more