Manchester Metropolitan University

Forensic Psychology Practice

Learn how to train other professionals in psychological skills and knowledge, and how to provide effective consultancy in a range of forensic settings. You'll develop key skills for working in forensic settings, with a focus on undertaking assessments, formulations and interventions. Adhering to ethical and professional practice standards will underpin all of your work during the course. Successful completion of this course provides students with eligibility to apply for registration to practice as a Forensic Psychologist with the Health and Professions Care Council (HCPC). Students need to enter the course with a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc Forensic Psychology. This course is mostly work-based but you'll also learn through a rolling programme of university-based workshops supported by an online learning platform. When you're based at work, you'll work under the supervision of both a university-based academic and a work-based clinical supervisor. Through the Professional Development in Forensic Psychology Practice units you'll reflect on the development of your forensic psychology skills and practice, completing reflective diaries and learning logs throughout the duration of your studies. Our course tutors have forensic research, practice and supervision experience, and continue to work in forensic practice alongside their teaching at Manchester Met.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Applicants must hold a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology and be working in a relevant Forensic Psychology setting. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification

Course modules

•Professional Development in Forensic Psychology Practice 1; •Professional Development in Forensic Psychology Practice 2; •Training Others; •Consultancy; •Assessment, Formulation and Intervention; •Ethical and Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time March 2020 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time March 2020 - 5 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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