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Rank: 17 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 36 months
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13.1 : 1
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The Post Qualification Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology programme aims to provide you with the opportunity to:
- Create and interpret new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication;
- Systematically acquire and understand of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of the forensic psychology;
- Develop the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems;
- Develop qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and largely autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations, in professional environments.
- At the end of the Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology programme successful graduates are expected to be able to:
- Make informed judgements on complex issues in the specialist field of forensic psychology, often in the absence of complete data;
- Communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
- Undertake applied research and development at an advanced level, contributing to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches;
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry.
For applicants whose first language is not English, or if you have not studied recently in the UK, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note the IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years. We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL (iBT) 90 or GCSE English grade C. Each component of the English test should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5 in all components, TOEFL (iBT 22). For the writing component we expect that you have achieved a minimum of 6.0 (IELTS). For more information about English language tests see English language requirements. Please contact us at for further information.
IELTS: 7.0 (speaking and writing 6.5 and no other element below 6.0)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Manchester.
About this university
Students attend the university from over 150 countries around the world and there are various systems in place to help them adapt to their new life. The Student Immigration Team is a dedicated team in place to help with support and advice regarding immigration and visas and are based at the Student Services Centre. The student support centre is a single contact point for all students to help with matters such as finances, examinations, graduation and other matters. There is also help and advice on hand for matter such as integration into the community, learning English and making the most of the time in the UK. The centre of student life is the Students Union (UMIST), which formed at the same time as the university was created in 2004. It is run by an eight-member team rather than a single president. The athletics Union is responsible for the sports clubs within the university and there are over 80 health and fitness classes in addition to 44 sports clubs. There are around 250 societies and clubs in total across many areas of interest including a student run newspaper, radio station, a fundraising organisation, a volunteer project and across the arts and politics arena.