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 professional course is approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC to practice as a Forensic Psychologist in the UK.
About this course
This is a work-based Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved programme and has been specifically designed for professionals working in a forensic setting. On full and successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC to practice as a Forensic Psychologist in the UK.
The Forensic Psychology Practice PGDip is a two year, full-time course which integrates academic learning with work-based professional activities. You will only be eligible to apply for the course if you are already working in a forensic setting and if you are supervised by a registered forensic psychologist (no placements are provided).
Fees and funding
See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Karen Wilson, Senior Programme Administrator
- +44 (0)191 208 7925