Taught course

Forensic Psychology Practice

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology (or equivalent BPS accredited masters degree) and be working in a relevant forensic psychology setting, with approximately 12 months experience. All eligible applicants will have an informal interview with the PgDip Programme Leader.

All students must have access to a Registered Forensic Psychologist within their forensic setting who will take the role of the Clinical Supervisor and be able to provide them with a minimum of 2 hours supervision per fortnight. MMU will provide an Academic Supervisor for the duration of the programme. Both supervisors and the student are expected to attend quarterly tripartite supervision meetings to assess the student’s practice against the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Practitioner Psychologists.

What to include in your personal statement:

  • Specify your current job title/s, role/s, organisation, and how long you have been in that role for.
  • Clarify whether you have or will have access to a registered forensic psychologist to supervise you in your workplace.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry


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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

This course is part-time study between 2-5 years.

Course contact details

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