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 Forensic Clinical Psychology programme from University of Birmingham is run in collaboration with local service providers who regularly sponsor their assistant psychologists on the course. Trainees on the course are also sponsored by a range of partners including St Andrew’s Healthcare, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust and Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation 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.
Why study this course?
- This is a unique course integrating forensic and clinical psychological practice at doctoral level
- The qualification confers a dual qualification, BPS and HCPC approved, for practice in forensic, clinical or combined settings
- You can expand the knowledge base in this crucial area of psychological practice through your own forensic clinical research
- You can push the boundaries to improve forensic clinical practice and protect the public
- The first two years of the course follow the Clinical Psychology doctorate curriculum. As such trainees will gain grounding in the core elements of clinical practice, including assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation.
- Topics delivered in the first two years of the course cover the range of clinical practice and will include working with specific client groups (such as children, adults, older adults etc), various presentations (such as depression, anxiety, psychosis etc) and from a range of therapeutic orientations (including cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic).
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPsychology Forensic Science Clinical Psychology View 84 other PhDs in Psychology in United Kingdom
- 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.
- 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')
- At least 12 months relevant experience of working in a clinical and/or forensic setting which has involved face-to-face contact with clients under the supervision of a qualified clinical or forensic psychologist (where this is not possible, such as in the case of international students, please contact the admissions tutor for advice on meeting this requirement)
- Candidates should apply through the University of Birmingham
International23040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23040 GBP per year during 48 months.
National14040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14040 GBP per year during 48 months.
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