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Forensic Psychology Practice PGDip

Forensic Psychology Practice PGDip

PGDip- full-time 24 months

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This new professional course is awaiting approval by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). When this course is approved and successfully completed, you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC Register to practice as a Forensic Psychologist in the UK.

About this course

About this course

The Forensic Psychology Practice PGDip is a 2-year, full-time course. You will integrate academic learning with work-based professional activities.

It has received university approval and is awaiting approval by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). When this course is approved and successfully completed, you will be eligible to apply to the HCPC Register to practice as a Forensic Psychologist in the UK.

You will only be eligible for the course if you are already working in a forensic setting and wish to progress further (there are no placements). You will gain the necessary practitioner skills to become qualified forensic psychologists and to become competent and professional scientist-practitioners.

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The PgDip in Forensic Psychology Practice allows you to progress on from your Stage 1 training (ie, MSc Forensic Psychology) to becoming Registered Forensic Psychologists. As such, on successful completion of the programme, you will be able to apply to the HCPC Register of Practitioner Psychologists.

This programme is ideally suited for trainees who are already working in a forensic setting and wish to progress further.

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Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

UK
Full time (year one): £2,800
Full time (year two): £2,970

EU
Full time (year one): £2,800
Full time (year two): £2,970

 

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Entry Requirements

You must have an Undergraduate Psychology degree providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS). You must have also successfully completed Stage 1 training in Forensic Psychology (eg successfully completed a BPS-accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology)

You must also demonstrate experience in a forensic setting and be working in that setting for a minimum of 20 hours (circa 2½ days) per week. Such settings may include (but not limited to):

  • Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
  • National Health Service (NHS)
  • Private Practice

We do not stipulate any pre-determined period of time for such practice but this will normally be around one year. You will have to provide evidence of your experience.

You must secure the availability of a registered Forensic Psychologist to act as your work-based supervisor.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates and Fee

Start dates

The first intake for this programme will be January 2019.

The closing date for January 2019 has been extended to Monday 12 November 2018.

Selection Procedure

The following process shall take place for the selection of all trainees:

  • you complete an application and personal statement (on-line)
  • you are to answer these additional questions and are to attach them to your application
  • proposed work-based supervisor completes the Employment Endorsement and Reference form (on-line)
  • shortlisting takes place with programme team (using shortlisting document)
  • shortlisted applicants are invited to an Assessment Centre at Newcastle University where various group tasks will be undertaken followed by one individual written task
  • candidates will then be notified of outcome via Programme Administrator
  • for all successful candidates, the Programme Agreement Plan document will then be completed and signed by the: (i) trainee; (ii) the trainee's employer, (iii) work-based supervisor, and (iv) academic supervisor/DPD

Assessment Centre dates are to be confirmed.

You must attend the Assessment Centre in person.