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.