Why study at Roehampton

  • 100% of our psychology research has an impact on societies around the world (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015)

This is a unique opportunity for those who are HCPC-registered Forensic Psychologists (or are eligible to be so registered) to obtain a doctoral degree specifically relating to their work as practitioners.

Student research is undertaken in the Department of Psychology, which runs a number of highly innovative professional doctorate courses and is well placed to provide support to those pursuing the PsychD in Forensic Psychology.

Key areas of study

You are expected to produce a research dissertation, which you are encouraged to undertake in your place of work. The dissertation may focus on issues of psychological relevance within the criminal justice system (eg in prison settings), the nature and social context of the forensic psychologist (eg the specific needs of certain offender populations) or within legal contexts or other domains where the work of a forensic psychologist is pertinent.

Other areas of research may be possible providing there is relevant expertise within the Department.

Special features

You can expect a supportive research culture with regular seminars and workshops. Relevant modules from the MSc in Applied Psychological Research can be taken to enhance methodological skills in qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

There is also an opportunity of an SPSS refresher course for those interested in engaging in quantitative research.

Research areas

Sex offending; child abuse; domestic violence; addictive behaviours; anxiety and psychopathology; psychology and the legal system.






Further information

Robert Edelman
+44 (0)208 392 4219