University of Nottingham

Forensic Psychology (full programme)

Jubilee Campus
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Rank: 20 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Jubilee Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2019/09/01

Duration: 36 months

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The course aims to educate and train psychology graduates to work with victims and/or offenders under the supervision of registered forensic psychologists and to attain the highest standards of research and practice. In collaboration with Institute of Mental Health (IMH), the course aims to develop skills such as assessment, management, intervention, treatment and evaluation.


Entry requirements

Minimum of 2:1 class honours degree in Psychology (BA/BSc single or joint or international equivalent) recognised by the BPS as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with a minimum grade of 60% overall & 60% in their final research project; THE FOLLOWING ARE ESSENTIAL 1): Minimum of 100 days forensic experience supervised by a registered/chartered forensic psychologist; 1 clinical reference & 1 academic reference from most recent academic and clinical experiences respectively; academic transcript(s); personal statement; abstract of your most recent research project; Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate issued within the last 12 months (can be issued by the University). 2) DESIRABLE: Regular access to a car. Applications that do not include personal statements, abstract from their last research project or transcripts when applying will not be considered for shortlisting. However, if you are due to Graduate the same year as applying for this course, please supply a current transcript from your current University; IELTS: 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any)

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Professional bodies

  • British Psychological Society

About this university

International students

The International Office is the main place for international students to visit when they arrive at the university. It is staffed by a dedicated team of advisors that are there to help with the many issues that can arise from living and studying in a different country. They can help with matters such as immigration and visas, financial advice and family concerns. They are also on hand for matters such as employment and academic difficulties. They organise regular events and even trips to allow students from outside the UK to make the most of their time in the country and to see all that the UK has to offer. There is even help and advice for after studies have finished and students are looking for work. The Students Union are responsible for the organisation of some 190 student clubs and societies along with some 75 sports clubs. There is a student run newspaper as well as a professional sound and lighting company for events in the area. It holds a regular RAG organisation, the largest outside the US, which raises over £1 million each year for good causes. There is a Student Volunteer Centre and an international volunteering project as well as working in the larger community.

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