• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology offered by the University of Portsmouth is HCPC and BPS approved, so you'll be able to achieve Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered status with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practising Forensic Psychologist.

What you will experience?

On this course you can:

  • Engage in specialist fields of forensic mental health and disorder
  • Learn how to use a minimum of two risk assessment tools
  • Be supported through placements by experienced and expert staff
  • Learn how to deliver expert evidence and training

Career

This course is specifically tailored for individuals seeking to hold a doctoral research degree and become a forensic psychologist. It's a unique course which provides a blended approach to gaining these qualifications in one programme of work. After completing this course, you will be will equipped for a career in academia (i.e., research, lecturing) and/or applied practice in the domain of forensic psychology.

Accreditation

  • Successful completion of this programme confers eligibility for Chartered Membership of the Society and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology.
  • This course is also approved by the Health & Care Professions Council.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consultancy, Communication and Expertise
  • Professional Practice 1 and 2
  • Professional Research and Development Project in Forensic Psychology
  • Proposal for Professional Research and Development Project
  • Publication and Dissemination
  • Training and Reflection in Forensic Psychology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or conversion course in Psychology or Forensic Psychology which confers Graduate Basis for Chartered status (GBC), and a BPS accredited masters degree which confers Stage I of the BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology. 
  • Should an applicant not have completed these prior degrees, it is possible that they could complete these pre-requisites within the department before progressing onto the Professional Doctorate. 
  • Applicants must provide proof of GBC and a research proposal at the time of applying. Applicants would be expected to have at least 1 year experience in a forensic psychology setting. Applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Work Experience

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

Applicants would be expected to have at least 1 year experience in a forensic psychology setting.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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