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Forensic Clinical Psychology, ForenClinPsyD

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
This Forensic Clinical Psychology from University of Birmingham 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.
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Overview

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

The  Forensic Clinical Psychology from University of Birmingham 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.

Career

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications Open - 1 February 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course structure:

The first two years of the programme provide clinical training with some additional specialist forensic input, taught alongside clinical doctorate students. 

In their first year trainees receive a block of full time teaching in preparation for their placement at the University prior to the start of a ten month placement.

Individual placements are negotiated with each student to provide foundation competencies in forensic-clinical psychology. Monday is available as a study day and teaching at the University continues on Friday during term-time.

In their second year trainees follow two individually tailored placements of five months each in the community, within an adult, child or older adult service to complement experience that has been gained in Year 1.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A good honours degree (typically a 2:1 or above) in psychology that confers Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society. A Masters degree or other relevant academic qualifications would also support an application
  • HCPC requirement of English language proficiency (IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5)
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • No criminal convictions (Psychology is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act so no criminal convictions are ever considered 'spent')

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12510 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12510 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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