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Forensic Psychology (Distance)

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
 1250 Points
2 Years

Program Description

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this online course is designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory, themes, issues and practical skills we consider to be central to forensic psychology. It is part of a suite of courses in the field of forensic psychology at Coventry University, which also includes MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health (campus-based and online versions) and MSc Forensic Psychology (campus-based).

Throughout the course you will investigate what makes offenders or their victims think, feel and act in certain ways, and how our criminal justice system can respond to such individuals.

The course has been designed to cover the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology's (DFP) core curriculum, which includes foundational topics such as the theoretical basis of forensic psychology across a range of settings and risk assessments associated with forensic psychology.

Our current staff for this course have over 100 years’ worth of combined, varied professional psychological experience, either as British Psychological Society Chartered/Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Members themselves, and/or as active researchers. Please note staff may be subject to change.

Coventry University has extensive experience of online learning, utilising simulation and virtual reality with the aim to enhance teaching and learning. In a recent (2020) article in The Guardian Coventry University was listed as one of just 6 UK universities with the capacity and will to develop high-quality online education. This recognition is supported by Coventry University being ranked top of Mooclab’s World University Rankings by MOOC Performance 2021.

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Ethical Research and Methods in Forensic Psychology 

Dissertation in Forensic Psychology

Risk Assessment and Management in Forensic Settings 

The Legal Process

Global Professional Development – Consultancy

Pathway Mandatory Modules

Offending Behaviour and the Criminal Justice System 

Intervention across different Client Groups 

Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology


By successfully completing this course in Forensic Psychology, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills that are relevant across the criminal justice system in a variety of roles, including:

  • crime scene analyst
  • trainee forensic psychologist
  • trainee clinical psychologist
  • behavioural investigative advisor
  • lecturer in forensic psychology
  • Home Office
  • local government or police researcher
  • police officer
  • youth offending team worker
  • probation officer

Some of our previous MSc Forensic Psychology graduates have gone on to further study, or into Stage 2 of the BPS Qualification in Forensic Psychology.


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