Forensic Psychology Practice Doctorate (ForenPsyD)
Postgraduate, Doctoral research
How long it takes:
3 years full-time, 4 years part-time for those employed in a forensic setting, employee sponsored, or self-funded,
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
Both theory and practice are set in the context of the legal and institutional systems through which offenders and victims are managed.
Programme modules include:
- Psychological Theories and the Understanding of Crime
- Working with Offenders
- Psychology, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
- Assessment Issues (Offenders and Victims)
- Forensic Psychotherapy and Forensic Issues
- Psychology and the Court System
- Research Systematic Literature Review
- Case Study Methods
- Research Study Methods
- Professional Writing, Training and Presentation
- Development of Psychometric Measures
- Advanced Research and Evaluation Methods
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
At the end of the programme you are equipped either for further research study or for careers in the development and evaluation of psychologically relevant models in the workplace.
The programme aims to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to work as a forensic psychologist; to analyse offending behaviour and its effect on victims; to manage, assess and plan treatment strategies for both victims and offenders; and to work as an expert providing professional reports and training.