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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


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is a ‘top-up’ designed for qualified Forensic Psychologists who would like to undertake an applied research project in an area related to the field of forensic psychology. 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. Candidates will work with a team of supervisors who will support them to submit a research thesis documenting a significantly large piece of research. The thesis currently has a word limit of 36,000. The ‘top-up’ comprises a module called the ‘Advanced Doctoral Thesis’. The aim of this module is to create and interpret new knowledge. The thesis will demonstrate a substantial contribution to the development of new knowledge, practice techniques, ideas or approaches through original research. The research will be of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication.


The research thesis is assessed by viva voce examination.

Employability & Careers

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

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Tuition fees

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£ 3,000per year

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University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • 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.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    104th out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%


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