PgDip Practitioner Forensic Psychology Mandatory Supporting Documents



Applications for the PgDip Practitioner Forensic Psychology programme must be made via Cardiff Met's Self Service system (

​​Applicants for the programme must note that the following mandatory documentation must be uploaded with their online application. Any online application received without the mandatory supporting documentation will not be considered:

  • Personal Statement
    Outlining your reasons for applying and how you meet the programme entry requirements. 
  • MSc Forensic Psychology (or BPS stage 1) final Degree Certificate 
    This is to allow us to validate that you have met the minimum academic entry requirements for the programme.  Good quality scanned copies are required.  Please note, no other qualification is required to be uploaded with your application. 
  • References
    Two completed references from two ​qualified Forensic Psychologists, who are able to comment in detail on your applied practice, skills and experience of Forensic Psychology, must be uploaded with your online application, using the following Applicant Reference Letter Template only.  Please download and forward to your nominated referees.  Please note, references will only be accepted on this format.   
  • CV
    Applicants are welcome to upload a current CV with their application to allow expansion on their work history, educational achievement and skills, should they wish.  However, this is not a mandatory requirement, as these areas are mandatory sections within the online application itself.

​Please note that the above mandatory documentation will be used to assess your suitability for invitation to the Assessment Centre and is required with your application to inform our decision making.  Therefore, we strongly advise applicants to start seeking their references and obtaining their degree certificate well before the closing date, to ensure that all the documentation is available before applying.  

Additionally, as all communication to applications will be via email, we strongly advise applicants to provide an email address that they check regularly, which may be a work address. Unfortunately, applicants who do not respond to an offer sent by email by the set deadline will automatically have their offer revoked.​      

Should you have any problems with the provision of the above, the Admissions department can be contacted by telephone on: 02920 416010 or by emailing  Alternatively, the Programme Director, Nic Bowes can be contacted on:  

Due to the volume of applications received and the limited Assessment Centre spaces, late or incomplete applications will not be considered.