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DForenPsy Doctorate in Forensic Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Doctorate in Forensic Psychol
3 Years Full Time
Entry requirements
You must be both HCPC Registered as a Forensic Psychologist and a Full Member of the DFP

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Applications for entry in April 2021 or September 2021 to the Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology are now open. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

If you wish to be considered for Post Qualification Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology and meet our eligibility criteria, you must complete an online application to apply for this programme. Create a new application for the programme. Select 'Postgraduate Research' as the 'Academic Career' on the application form. You should select April 2021 or September 2021 entry at this stage. Under Programme Description, search for and select ' DForensPsy'. Work your way through the application form, including all details as requested.

Ensure you include the following supporting documents at the time of submission, or this may delay the processing of your application. 

1. A Research proposal (see the Advice to Applicants section) 

2. Brief Professional Curriculum Vitae (see the Advice to Applicants section) 

3. Two references from people who have knowledge of your academic ability. References must be signed, dated and on headed paper

4. Copy of HCPC and BPS/DFP Certificate

5. Official English Language Certificate (IELTS or TOEFL), if applicable

All supporting documents can be uploaded and submitted with the online application form or, alternatively, can be sent directly to Admissions Team .

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme overview

The Post Qualification Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Manchester equips Registered Forensic Psychologists with a systematic understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in order to produce a contribution to professional knowledge in forensic psychology. The programme recognises and further enhances a student's prior grounding in applied research from their professional training (BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology).  The programme supports students to develop qualities and transferable skills for applied practice.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what undertaking postgraduate research at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): Standard £4,500

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
+44 (0)161 275 5608
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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