The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. Upon completion, provides students with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as Forensic Psychologists in the UK and to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS)*
The next intake for Top-Up Doctorate only will be September 2014. The next intake for the full Doctorate programme will be September 2015.
Flexibility is the essence of our approach to student learning. The Doctorate Programme facilitates students entering and exiting at different places within the Programme depending on the individual needs of the student. Thus, the full Doctorate programme comprises:
MSc in Forensic Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Practitioner Forensic Psychology
- ‘Top-Up’ doctorate which is the higher level research component.
The Top-Up Doctorate will be available to registered practitioners who are seeking to formalize their research and clinical skills in an area of specialism. Applicants completing the Top-Up Doctorate will submit a research thesis reporting a significantly large piece of research.
Applicants to the Doctorate Programme may apply for the Full Programme, or for the MSc or PG Diploma, depending on their own individual needs and career progression. Applicants who apply for the MSc may (on successful completion) later apply for the PG Diploma and ‘Top-Up’ Doctorate. Students who progress through the course on individual programmes will, after successful completion of all the component programmes, be awarded the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology.
In this way, within one programme and its flexible entry and exit points, we hope to provide a full range of higher level academic study, further training and higher level research.
Employability & Careers
A Doctorate in Forensic Psychology incorporates both Stage 1 and Stage 2 training as set out by the British Psychological Society. The Doctorate enables graduates to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered Practitioner status with the Health Professionals Council (HPC).
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Last updated February 14, 2018