This distinctive course demonstrates applications of Forensic Psychology in a global context, providing holistic understanding of psychological explanations and their applications using real-life examples (e.g. criminal behaviours) across different contexts. The course engages with theory, research and applications of psychological perspectives and methods/techniques in a global context to develop professional levels of transferable, practical and cognitive skills. Enabling graduates to attain the qualities to confidently progress in an international arena.
- You will have the opportunity to develop critical awareness and understanding of core BPS curriculum and specialised and contemporary content using a thematic approach e.g. applying theory to understanding cybercrime; mental health and well-being of offender and victims; informing police procedures; media depictions vs research; understanding rehabilitation/treatment models and their efficacy.
- The course provides a broad and varied educational experience within which learning occurs, engaging students in experiential learning and a wide range of international contexts.
- Equip students with the appropriate methodological and analytical skills to undertake research in the field of forensic psychology whilst adhering to discipline defined ethical standards.
- You will have the opportunity to gain a critical appreciation of how forensic psychology can be applied to real world questions, cross-cultural and diverse situations across global contexts.
- Focus on employability: developing transferable, practical and cognitive skills (e.g. critical analysis, problem solving, and leadership) and our ‘Enhanced Skills in Psychology Scheme’ that provides opportunity for work experience2, putting you in an excellent position to secure postgraduate education or employment in an increasingly competitive graduate education and job market.
- Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects enhances international awareness through multi-cultural communication and peer interaction at partner institutions.
- Top 300 in World Rankings for Psychology - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
- Opportunities to participate in exciting field trips* to a range of overseas destinations, which have previously included the United States and Europe.
This course has a common first year The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses: Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons) Modules Professional Practice in Psychology Fundamental concepts in Psychology Introducing Quantitative Research Methods Psychology and Popular Culture Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing Introducing Qualitative Research Methods Year Two In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills related to forensic psychology in practice; research methodologies and theoretical underpinnings around contemporary topic areas such as cybercrime, international perspectives on crime, among others. You will also advance in your understanding of research methodologies and experimental research paradigms. Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They are a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a research project in an area of your interest, under the supervision of a research-active member of staff. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework and phase tests. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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