Forensic Psychology and Crime
Forensic psychologists apply the science of psychology in a legal or investigative setting, giving them a very different role from their clinical counterparts.
Applicants normally possess an Honours degree in psychology at 1st class or 2.1 level and must be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC, previously the Graduate Basis for Registration, or GBR) with the British Psychological Society (normally achieved by the completion of an appropriately accredited UK undergraduate degree in psychology) students should see BPS website for more information including a list of accredited courses and opportunities for achieving GBC if undergraduate study was completed outside the UK or via a non-accredited UK course); furthermore, applicants need to demonstrate either relevant work experience (e.g. voluntary or paid) and/or, relevant academic research (e.g. a dissertation in the area of forensic psychology) or equivalent; this understanding and experience of forensic psychology should be clearly demonstrated within a strong personal statement; applicants with an Honours degree in psychology at 2.2 level (and GBC) are considered if they are able to demonstrate significant work experience (e.g. a recent full time or part time post as a Forensic Psychology Assistant or trainee or similar) or a good (50% marks and above) relevant postgraduate study (e.g., PGDip/MSc in Research Methods); as above, this understanding and experience of forensic psychology should be clearly demonstrated within a strong personal statement; applicants for whom English is not their 1st language must also be able to demonstrate IETLS 6.5.
Modules include: Psychological explanations of criminal behaviour; psychology in forensic decision making; violent and sexual crime; risk assessment and offender programmes; criminal and civil justice responses to crime; introduction to the English legal system; practice and contemporary developments in forensic psychology; research methods in psychology; dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 5,378 per Whole course (home fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||£ 10,689 per Whole course (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Coventry University||Coventry||CV1 5FB||West Midlands|
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