This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and approved by the Health Professional Council.
The Professional (practitioner) Doctorate Forensic Psychology aims to educate and train psychology graduates to work with victims and/or offenders under the supervision of registered forensic psychologists and to attain the highest standards of research and practice. In collaboration with Institute of Mental Health (IMH), the course aims to develop skills such as assessment, management, intervention, treatment and evaluation.
A Top-up Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (DForenPsy) is also available to allow postgraduate psychologists already holding a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc Criminological/Forensic/Investigative Psychology to obtain a doctorate through applying their knowledge to practice with victims or offenders.
Professor Kevin Browne, Professor of Forensic Psychology and Child Health, Director of the Centre for Family and Forensic Psychology and Director of the D.Foren.Psy. Programme Dr Vince Egan, Associate Professor, Forensic Psychology Practice, Year 3 Director Dr Simon Duff, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology Practice, Year 2 Director Dr Shihning Chou, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology Practice, Year 1 Director
In the first year you will study a masters programme consisting of eight modules. On successful completion of the masters component, you may progress on to the doctorate component or exit with an MSc Criminological Psychology.
Years 2 and 3
During the doctorate component, you will apply your knowledge to practice while on placement in forensic environments. You will experience interventions with children and adults in community and secure settings and develop skills and competency in four core areas:
--conducting psychological applications and interventions --case studies, research and evaluation --communicating knowledge to other professionals --training other professionals in psychological skills and methods
At the end of the course, you will submit a thesis on your research and practice in a specific area of forensic psychology.
In the first year you will study a masters programme consisting of eight modules:
--Theories of Criminal Behaviour --Forensic Child Psychology --Forensic Mental Health --Law and Criminal Justice --Forensic Organisational Psychology --Forensic Practice Interventions --Research Methods and Analyses --Research Project
To apply for a Chevening Scholarships you must have:a degree of a good standard at least two years' work experience (including voluntary experience) a high standard of English language leadership and networking skills commitment to work in your home country for at least two years after completing your masters degree
Applicants must hold an accredited 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in Psychology (BA/BSc single or joint or international equivalent) recognised by the BPS as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership; a minimum grade of 60% in their final year research project; a minimum of 100 days relevant forensic experience supervised by a chartered forensic psychologist; one clinical reference and one academic reference; DBS check; English language requirements: IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element).
Please see the University website for details
Recipient: University of Nottingham
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