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University of Manchester: Doctorate in Forensic Psychology

Institution University of Manchester
Department Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone +44 (0)161 275 5608
Study type Research


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.

Programme learning outcomes - 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.


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