DForenPsy Doctorate in Forensic Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

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

We will accept applications for those with HCPC Registration only if research competence can be demonstrated via publications for example.  

Full entry requirements

How to apply

If you wish to be considered for Post Qualification Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology and meet our eligibility criteria, you must complete the online admissions application form to apply for this programme. Create a new application for the programme. Select 'Postgraduate Research' as the 'Level of Study' on the application form. Under 'Academic Programme', 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. You will need to provide details of your referees in section 10 of the online form. Your referees will be contacted directly after you submit your application and directed to complete our online reference form.

4. Copy of HCPC and BPS/DFP Certificate - We will accept applications for those with HCPC Registration only if research competence can be demonstrated via publications for example.

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

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted online well in advance of your anticipated start date to be considered. You will not be able to apply after these deadlines have passed.

  • September entry only: 15 June (year of entry)

Programme options

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

Programme overview

  • Learn from some of Europe's leading researchers while undertaking your own project.
  • Access some of the best research facilities in the world at both the University and in hospitals around Greater Manchester.
  • Undergo training in transferable skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals through the Doctoral Academy's training programme.
  • Conduct research at a university ranked 6th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2022).

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 .


Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:

  • (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £4,712
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £26,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Contact details

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

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