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Forensic Psychology

Coventry University

M.Sc. On Campus Online
12 months
Duration
14700 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
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About

This course, part of a suite of courses in the field of Forensic Psychology at Coventry University, which also includes MSc Forensic Psychology, and MSc Forensic Psychology and Offender Rehabilitation 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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Overview

The MSc Forensic Psychology course at Coventry University was designed to cover the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology's (DFP) core curriculum. Many experienced forensic psychology practitioners visit the course to contribute their knowledge. It will give you an opportunity to gain an understanding of how psychology works in a forensic setting.

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 (assuming BPS accreditation is approved).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology and Criminal Behaviour
  • Psychology in the Criminal Justice System
  • Treatment of Offenders and Victims
  • Applied Police Psychology
  • Violent and Sexual Crime
  • Risk Assessment and Management of Offenders
  • The English Legal Process
  • Practice and Application in Forensic Psychology
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
  • Project Planning and Ethics

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, 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.
Lower 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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You 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

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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