Research course

Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate

University of Birmingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

-A good honours degree (typically a high 2.i or above or a 2.i and a Masters in a related discipline) in psychology that confers Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society -HCPC requirement of English language proficiency (IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5) -Enhanced CRB check -At least 12 months relevant experience of working in a clinical and/ or forensic setting

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.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005