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Forensic Psychology Practice (CPD Route), Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
This Forensic Psychology Practice (CPD Route) from University of Birmingham is designed to allow Forensic Psychologists, who hold a valid Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) certificate (and preferably status as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society), to ‘top up’ their existing MSc qualification to Doctoral level.
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Overview

The Forensic Psychology Practice (CPD Route) from University of Birmingham requires students to attend nine days of taught classes, aimed at developing advanced research skills. During the course of the programme students will complete the following assignments: a research ethics proposal; systematic review; research project; and critique of a psychometric measure. Students will be required to incorporate this work into a thesis that will be examined via oral examination. 

Successful applicants may register as full-time students for a minimum period of one year and a maximum of two years, or as part-time students for a minimum period of two years and a maximum of three years.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You will complete the following modules and associated assignments:

  • Systematic Literature Review Methods and Critical Appraisal
  • Development of Psychometric Measures
  • Advanced Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Research Project

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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General Requirements

Certificate as proof of graduation from an MSc in Forensic Psychology (accredited by the British Psychology Society (BPS)). Preferably applicants will have achieved a merit or above. Valid Health professions Council certificate to demonstrate status as a Forensic Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).(preferable) Certificate demonstrating Chartered Psychologist Status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Work Experience

Experience working as a Forensic Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16995 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9520 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Home/EU students £4,760 PT

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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