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Forensic Psychology - Doctorate (D. Foren. Psy.)

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    ForenPsyD - Doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice

  • Location

    Llandaff Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR, SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

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, the programme 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 Top-Up Doctorate is designed for qualified Forensic Psychologists who would like to undertake a research project on an aspect of specialism.

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 formalise 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.

A Doctorate in Forensic Psychology enables graduates to gain Registered Practitioner status with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

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University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    87th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

1,200 international students attend Cardiff Met, coming from more than 143 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    104th out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 54%

    68th

    31
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    75th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

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