Coventry University

Coventry University

Forensic Psychology and Crime

The course is underpinned throughout by reflection and critical evaluation of theoretical concepts, research evidence and best practice to ensure the development of a sound, effective and reasoned approach in professional forensic psychological practice. The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as fulfilling the Stage 1 requirements towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and obtaining Full Membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology with the British Psychological Society.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2.2 undergraduate degree in psychology. Consideration will be given to degrees in relevant subjects such as science or social sciences provided relevant psychology modules have been studied. 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: psychological explanations of criminal behaviour; research methods in psychology; violent crime; criminal and civil justice responses to crime; psychology in forensic decision making; practice and contemporary developments in forensic psychology; risk assessment and offender programmes; introduction to the English legal system; dissertation in forensic psychology.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods is used, including essays, practical reports, literature reviews, practice-based reports, oral presentations and examinations, many of which develop important transferable skills for forensic practice. The purpose of the dissertation module is to contribute substantially to the research training aim that is appropriate to a taught Master's programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 11,280 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 5,799 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

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

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Postgraduate Overseas and European Student Enquiries
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024 7615 2152