Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Forensic Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc Forensic Psychology course is designed for people who are embarking on, or who wish to continue in, a career associated with forensic psychology in a range of settings (e.g. with victims, offenders or criminal justice professionals), without specialising at this point, or for those who wish to undertake a postgraduate programme before determining their future career trajectory in forensic psychology. Specifically, this course will provide you with an opportunity to obtain a broad overview of the discipline and relevant settings, so that you can develop a future career trajectory based on your experience of the course curriculum and skills development. You will have an opportunity to study a range of topics associated with forensic psychology, including offending behaviour and the criminal justice system. You will also explore the theories, research and practice related to intervention with diverse client groups, with a specific focus on violence and sexual offending. Five core mandatory modules will be delivered alongside students on the four aligned MSc courses: MSc Forensic Psychology (campus-based and online) and MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health (campus-based and online). An additional three mandatory pathway modules will then be delivered solely to students on the MSc Forensic Psychology to specialise the content of each degree and differentiate them from the Msc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health course. It is therefore important to read all course webpages related to the two pathways and compare the specific topic areas covered, to ensure you apply for the most appropriate course for you.

Course details


For details about individual modules please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include essays, practical reports, literature reviews, practice-based reports, presentations and examinations. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

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. Consideration will be given to applicants with degrees in Science or Social Sciences, where at least a minimum of 50% of undergraduate study is in Psychology.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2022/23 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Forensic Psychology at Coventry University - UCAS