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M.Sc. On Campus Online

Forensic Psychology and Mental Health

Coventry University

12 months
16600 GBP/year
10400 GBP/year
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This Forensic Psychology and Mental Health course, part of a suite of courses in the field of forensic psychology at Coventry University is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory, themes, issues and practical skills we consider to be central to forensic psychology and forensic mental health settings. 

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The Forensic Psychology and Mental Health course at Coventry University is primarily for those who wish to continue in a career associated with forensic psychology and specifically work in forensic mental health settings, or with offenders with mental health issues. 

Five core mandatory modules will be delivered alongside students on the three aligned MSc courses; MSc Forensic Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health and MSc Forensic Psychology and Offender Rehabilitation. An additional three mandatory pathway modules will then be delivered solely to students on the MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health to specialise the content of each degree and differentiate them from each other.

Career prospects

According to the British Psychological Society, the largest single employer of forensic psychologists in the UK is the HM Prison Service. Psychologists can also be found employed in rehabilitation units, secure hospitals, the Social Services, conducting research in University Departments and working in private consultancy.

There are two stages to becoming a practising Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Member of the BPS; requiring a combination of professional education and practice. In the first instance, you need the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), followed by an accredited Masters in Forensic Psychology, such as this course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethical Research and Methods in Forensic Psychology
  • Dissertation in Forensic Psychology
  • Risk Assessment and Management in Forensic Settings  
  • The Legal Process
  • Global Professional Development – Consultancy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold the equivalent of a minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree in Psychology. 
  • Consideration will be given to applicants who hold the equivalent of a minimum of 2:2 undergraduate degrees in Science or Social Sciences where a minimum of 50% of undergraduate study is in Psychology with evidence of studying curriculum including research methods.     

Tuition Fee

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    16600 GBP/year
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  • National

    10400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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