University of Nottingham

Forensic Psychology (top-up programme)

Jubilee Campus
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Rank: 11 (UKEAS)

Location: Jubilee Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: 24 months

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University of Nottingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

The aim of this top up programme is to allow postgraduate psychologists already holding a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Master's to obtain a doctorate through applying their knowledge to practice with victims or offenders. These individuals are eligible to fast track onto the 2 year doctorate component of the full DForenPsy course.


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 (GBCM) with a grade of 60%+ overall & 60%+ in their final research project; a masters in Forensic/Criminological/Investigative Psychology recognised by the BPS as conferring GBCM with a minimum grade of 60% + overall & 60% + in their final research project

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any)

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Nottingham.

Professional bodies

  • British Psychological Society

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