Research course

Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate

University of Birmingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

  • A good honours degree (typically a 2:1 or above) in psychology that confers Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society. A Masters degree or other relevant academic qualifications would also support an application.
  • At least 12 months relevant experience of working in a clinical and/or forensic setting which has involved working with applied psychologists.

Months of entry


Course content

This is the first practitioner Doctorate in the UK to provide people who complete the course eligibility to practise in two different branches of applied psychology, in this case Forensic and Clinical Psychology.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a dual qualification conferring eligibility to practise as a Forensic and Clinical psychologist.

The course is run in collaboration with St Andrew’s Healthcare and trainees on the course are sponsored by a range of other partners including Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Cambian Group and Partnerships in Care.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

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