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Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ForenClinPsyD)

Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ForenClinPsyD)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

ForenPsyD - Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Clinical Psychology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ForenClinPsyD) offers broad comprehension in two varying branches of Applied Psychology. Upon successful completion, the course leads to a dual qualification, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

This is the first practitioner Doctorate in the UK to provide people who complete the course eligibility to practise in two different branches of applied psychology, in this case Forensic and Clinical Psychology.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a dual qualification conferring eligibility to practise as a Forensic and Clinical psychologist.

The course is run in collaboration with St Andrew’s Healthcare who regularly sponsor their assistant psychologists on the course. Trainees on the course are also sponsored by a range of other partners including Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust. We also welcome applications from people who wish to self-fund.

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 Clinical 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.

Employability

The course will confer a qualification to work as both a clinical and forensic psychologist at doctorate level within the legal and ethical boundaries of both professions. It is particularly appropriate for those planning to work in a forensic mental health setting where clinical skills need to be supplemented by the ability to carry out risk assessment for public protection purposes, and for those working in forensic settings where mental health needs can be overlooked.

There is a high demand for qualified and accreddited clinical and forensic psychologists and the opportunities for employment for graduates are likely to remain very good.

Modules

Research in Clinical Psychology
Reflective Practice in Clinical Psychology
Research Project
Psychology, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Psychological Theories and the Understanding of Crime
Working with Offenders
Psychology and the Court System
Forensic Psychotherapy and Forensic Issues
Professional Writing, Training and Presentation
Assessment Issues (Offenders and Victims)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£21,960

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:1 or above) in psychology that confers Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society. A 2:2 degree classification that confers GBC plus a Masters degree would be considered equivalent to the above criteria. A Masters degree or other relevant academic qualifications would also support an application. Conversion degrees that confer GBC are also acceptable.

University information

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