Coventry University

Coventry University

Forensic Psychology

The Master's in forensic psychology provides students with a thorough grounding in the theory, themes, issues and practical skills central to psychological research into behaviour relevant to crime and forensics.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a UK degree with a minimum 2.2 degree, or an equivalent, in psychology.
Applicants with lower qualifications but substantial relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Course modules

Modules 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; study skills, project planning and ethics; dissertation.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used, including essays, practical reports, literature reviews, practice-based reports, oral presentations and examinations. Many of these assessments develop important transferable skills for forensic practice, for example in considering ethical dilemmas, a risk assessment case study and writing papers in formats suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The dissertation module is the test of the Master's degree standard.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,280 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coventry University Coventry CV1 5FB West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Overseas and European Student Enquiries
Telephone number: 
024 7615 2152