Brive logo
Studies
Explore
Search
Masters
image/svg+xml
Social Sciences & Psychology
image/svg+xml
Forensic Psychology and Mental Health
Apply through Brive
We are official partners! Complete your application for free and earn benefits!
You raise your admission chances by getting a free review of your application
You receive personalized support until the beginning of your studies
You can save your application for later, and you also unlock the "one-click apply"
MASTERS

Forensic Psychology and Mental Health

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
Full-time
€11,065.19total
 1106 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

This course, part of a suite of courses in the field of forensic psychology at Coventry University, which also includes MSc Forensic Psychology, and MSc Forensic Psychology and Offender Rehabilitation, 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 and forensic mental health settings.

In 2017, the National Audit Office estimated that 10% of the prison population in England was receiving treatment for a mental health problem. Further, that 37% of people in prison had reported mental health problems to HM Inspector of Prisons. In this course, you will have the opportunity to study the types of mental health disorders commonly found in prisons, and be taught how to assess and work with individuals in forensic settings, including understanding appropriate treatment programmes and the psychological challenges that can be faced by staff working in the prison service.

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 assessment, as well as focusing on mental health issues in forensic settings.

The aim of the course upon successful completion is for you to have gained an understanding of the influence mental health can have on how offenders and victims think, feel and act, as well as the opportunity to consider how our criminal justice system can respond to such individuals.

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.

Entry Requirements

How well do you fit this program?
Take the test and check your match with this program.
Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Institute
6
English Level
IELTS
6.5
Notes:

Information about requirements:

  • Applicants should hold the equivalent of a minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree in Psychology.

More requirements:

  • Academic transcripts

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Consideration will be given to applicants who hold the equivalent of a minimum of 2:2 undergraduate degrees in Science or Social Sciences where a minimum of 50% of undergraduate study is in Psychology with evidence of studying a curriculum including research methods. 

Other accepted English qualifications and information:

  • SELT
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Curriculum

Modules

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:
Forensic Clinical Assessment and Case Formulation
Mental Health Disorders in Client Groups
Professional Practice in Forensic Mental Health

Careers

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. Other Graduates have gone on to work for HMPPS, including a range of prison settings such as those dedicated to the rehabilitation of sexual offenders.

More

Brivers' Comments

Leave your comment
Comments
To see all comments, log in or register on our platform!

Need help finding the right program?

Schedule a free 20-minute counseling session today!
NEWSLETTER
The most brive news directly to your inbox... Join now!
I accept to receive news and give consent to Brive to securely process my data, as defined in the
 
Privacy Policy
© Brive.com | All Rights Reserved.