You must have an Undergraduate Psychology degree providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). You must have also successfully completed Stage 1 training in Forensic Psychology (eg successfully completed a BPS-accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology)
You must also demonstrate experience in a forensic setting and be working in that setting for a minimum of 20 hours (circa 2½ days) per week. Such settings may include (but not limited to):
- Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
- National Health Service (NHS)
- Private Practice
We do not stipulate any pre-determined period of time for such practice but this will normally be around one year. You will have to provide evidence of your experience.
You must secure the availability of a registered Forensic Psychologist to act as your work-based supervisor.
Months of entry
This new professional course is awaiting approval by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). When this course is approved and successfully completed, you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC Register to practice as a Forensic Psychologist in the UK.
The Forensic Psychology Practice PGDip is a 2-year, full-time course. You will integrate academic learning with work-based professional activities.
It has received university approval and is awaiting approval by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). When this course is approved and successfully completed, you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC Register to practice as a Forensic Psychologist in the UK.
You will only be eligible for the course if you are already working in a forensic setting and wish to progress further (there are no placements). You will gain the necessary practitioner skills to become qualified forensic psychologists and to become competent and professional scientist-practitioners.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faye Horsley
- +44 (0)191 208 4911