PhDs in Forensic Psychology

Nottingham Trent University: Doctor in Psychology degree in Forensic Psychology

The School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, United Kingdom, offers a Doctor in Psychology degree in Forensic Psychology. The program lasts for 2.5 years and is designed to be taken on a part-time basis in order to meet the needs of professionals working on a full-time basis. All students are required to complete a 60-credit module in foundations of research. Then, students complete a 300-credit thesis portfolio based on their own research. To qualify for admission, students must hold a British Psychological Society chartership with Full Membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology or Health and Care Professions registration as a Forensic Psychologist.

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology Practice

Cardiff Metropolitan University in Cardiff, United Kingdom, offers a Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology Practice. The program is intended for individuals who are already qualified forensic psychologists who are interested in becoming specialists through research. Students typically spend three years in the program learning about research methods and then completing an independent research project and dissertation. The program is intended for full-time study only. Only individuals who hold a British Psychological Society chartership with Full Membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology or Health and Care Professions registration as a Forensic Psychologist will be considered for admission. An interview is required.

University of Birmingham: Forensic Psychology Practice

The University of Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom, offers a professional doctorate degree program in Forensic Psychology Practice. Lasting for one year, the program is designed to allow individuals with a master’s degree in forensic psychology to quickly earn their doctorate. Students in the program take courses in Advanced Research and Evaluation Methods, Development of Psychometric Measures and Systematic Literature Review Methods and Critical Appraisal. A research project and oral examination are also required. Prospective students must have a master’s degree and hold a British Psychological Society chartership with Full Membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology or Health and Care Professions registration as a Forensic Psychologist.

University of Nottingham: Forensic Psychology Practice

The University of Nottingham in Nottingham, United Kingdom, offers a doctorate degree in forensic psychology practice. This program is intended to allow working forensic psychologists with master’s degrees to earn a doctorate with just two years of full-time study. Students will receive training in research methods and then are required to complete a full-length dissertation based on their own independent research. Only individuals who hold a British Psychological Society chartership with Full Membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology or Health and Care Professions registration as a Forensic Psychologist will be considered for admission into the program.

University of Kent: Forensic Psychology

The University of Kent in Kent, United Kingdom, offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Forensic Psychology. Unlike other programs, this course of study is open to students who are not currently working as a forensic psychologist. The program lasts for four years and requires full-time study. Students have the opportunity to conduct independent research in an area that interests them and to then complete a dissertation. Research areas include the treatment and rehabilitation of fire-setters, sexual harassment, and aggression and violence. For admissions consideration, students must have a master’s degree in any field and have previous coursework experience in statistics.