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Forensic Clinical Psychology

University of Birmingham

48 months
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21960 GBP/year
13500 GBP/year
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About

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.

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.

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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications Open - 29 January 2021

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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.
  • No criminal convictions
  • 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
  • Candidates should apply through the University of Birmingham
  • a short research proposal (250-500 words). 
  • Shortlisted candidates will normally be invited to the university to be interviewed, or in exceptional circumstances they can be interviewed on Skype.
  • There are two interviews 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21960 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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