Taught course

Forensic Psychology Practice

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

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology and be working in a relevant Forensic Psychology setting.

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


Course content

This course focuses on the development of skills and knowledge required for forensic psychology practice. We've designed this course for students to progress from masters level study towards practitioner status.

This course is predominantly work-based but you’ll also learn through a rolling programme of university-based workshops supported by an online learning platform. When you’re based at work, you’ll work under the supervision of both a university-based academic and a work-based clinical supervisor.

You’ll learn how to train other professionals in psychological skills and knowledge, and how to provide effective consultancy in a range of forensic settings. You’ll develop key skills for working in forensic settings, with a focus on undertaking assessments, formulations and interventions. Adhering to ethical and professional practice standards will underpin all of your work during the course.

Through the Professional Development in Forensic Psychology Practice units you’ll reflect on the development of your forensic psychology skills and practice, completing reflective diaries and learning logs throughout the duration of your studies.

Our course tutors have forensic research, practice and supervision experience, and continue to work in forensic practice alongside their teaching here at Manchester Met.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969