Psychology of Coercive Control

University of Salford

M.Sc. Online Blended
12 months
14670 GBP/year
7920 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Psychology of Coercive Control degree offered at University of Salford provides advanced insights and knowledge of cutting-edge practice and research about coercive control and behaviour and its development and effects on individuals, families and organisations.


Psychology of Coercive Control degree offered at University of Salford will give you tailored support from a highly experienced and qualified team of psychology and professional staff who are involved in advancing practice and research regarding the prevention, effects and recovery from coercive and controlling behaviour.

You will be very well placed to advance your career in a variety of professions where the government is seeking to develop provision for the prevention of and recovery from coercive control and abuse and you will also be very well prepared to apply for a professional doctorate and research career paths in psychology and other relevant disciplines.


This course is an excellent way to take your career forward positively in a number of professions and in particular equips graduates with great opportunities to advance professionally in the field of support and prevention of domestic abuse, human trafficking and abuse in groups and organisations more widely (whether as a new career or as a continuation of an existing career in these fields). This is an area where the government is seeking to grow provision and specialist roles and you will have a range of career choices open to you across different practice settings. As well as within the psychology field, you will also be able to pursue successful careers in the Home Office, the police and the Civil Service, as well as in schools, colleges and universities.This master's course also is an excellent way to prepare for a clinical psychology doctorate and provides you with a great grounding that will boost an application for a doctorate in clinical psychology, forensic or counselling psychology or doctorates in other relevant disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Research Methods in Psychology 
  • The Aetiology and Psychology of Coercive Control 
  • The Anatomy of Coercive Control in Comparative Contexts 
  • Psychological Approaches to Recovery from Coercive Control 
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.




180 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in psychology or other relevant disciplines including counselling, health sciences, nursing, criminal justice, law and police science.

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14670 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Psychology of Coercive Control
University of Salford


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