About

The MSc Forensic Psychology and Crime programme offered by the Coventry University covers psychological problems associated with legal processes and criminal behaviour within the context of crime and forensic settings.

The course aims to cover the theoretical basis of forensic psychology, the legal process, research methods and application of forensic psychology in forensic settings.

The curriculum is structured to meet the BPS Stage One requirements and, over the three years, you will complete a total of nine modules, including your final year dissertation.

We place a significant emphasis on professional research methods, developing your knowledge and skills in planning, carrying out, analysing and writing about research in applied forensic psychology.

Career prospects

According to the BPS, the largest single employer of forensic psychologists in the UK is the HM Prison Service, but they can also be found employed in rehabilitation units, secure hospitals, the social services, conducting research in university departments and working in private consultancy.

By studying forensic psychology, you will be able to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant across the criminal justice system in a variety of roles, including: crime scene analyst; trainee forensic psychologist; trainee clinical psychologist; behavioural investigative advisor; lecturer in forensic psychology; Home Office, local government or police researcher; police officer; youth offending team worker; or probation officer.

UK's Top Modern University

Are you looking to develop skills for your future career? Take the next step and choose to study at the UK's Top Modern University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Coventry University puts employability at the centre of all that we do and have great links with industry, helping thousands of students to find relevant work placements and internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour 
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Violent Crime
  • Criminal and Civil Justice Responses to Crime
  • Psychology in Forensic Decision Making 
  • The Legal Process

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Psychology. Consideration will be given to applicants with degrees in Science or Social Sciences, where at least a minimum of 50% of undergraduate study is in Psychology.

Tuition Fee

Please contact the Admissions team

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Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

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