Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) 2020/21 entry

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Course code:

CM82

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

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Course code:

CM82

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLSU189

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

This course aims to explore what makes people commit crime and to identify the factors which may predict criminal behaviour. You will engage with both the theories and application of psychological perspectives, methods and techniques, with a particular focus on forensic settings.

Coventry University is ranked 16th overall and 6th for career prospects in Psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

The course utilises internationally relevant ‘real-life’ themes and you will have the opportunity to learn about the applicability of Forensic Psychology in a global context, whilst also ensuring that you study the required level of subject content to meet the standards, and accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

In addition to the core areas of psychology required by the British Psychological Society accreditation and a focus on psychology in criminal contexts you will also have the opportunity to study optional modules in a range of interesting and contemporary areas of psychology including mindfulness and meditation, drug use and addiction, and forensic psychology in popular culture. The course utilises internationally relevant ‘real-life’ themes and you will have the opportunity to learn about the applicability of Forensic Psychology in a global context, whilst also ensuring that you study the required level of subject content to meet the standards, and accreditation criteria of the British Psychological Society (BPS)*.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

The British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the 2020/21 intake. This means that as a graduate, provided you achieve at least a 2:2, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.If the accreditation changes we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

What our graduates say

The course provided me with numerous transferable skills such as a well-developed analytical thinking style and proficient problem solving capabilities.

Carly Charalambou

Course information

You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of psychological theory and interventions in the context of crime, including those used in relation to perpetrators and victims of crime, and society at large.

On successful completion of this course you should have an understanding of forensic psychology across a range of criminal behaviours including violent, sexual and economic crime in family, workplace and sports contexts, and have developed employability skills in relation to working in the field. You will also examine the depictions of forensic psychology in popular culture. Successful completion of the course confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS), provided a minimum award of 2:2 is achieved (additional costs may apply). Please check with the membership body for details.

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Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

In year one you will focus on the fundamentals of forensic psychology, including the methods used to undertake and interpret research. You will also have the opportunity to study an overview of key themes in psychology and forensic psychology from historical, theoretical, and applied perspectives which should provide the framework required to explore how different theoretical and methodological approaches in psychology link together.

Modules

  • Psychological Approaches to Crime

    Successful completion of this module will provide you with an overview of key themes in psychology and forensic psychology from historical, theoretical, and applied perspectives. The expertise you develop in this module should provide the framework required to understand how different theoretical and methodological approaches in psychology link together. The module will enable you to explore how these approaches contribute to understanding human behaviour in context of a range of criminal activities and events. It aims to provide a theme-based approach to key concepts and theories relating to psychology and crime. Themes, for example, could include: Emotional development; Self-regulation; Social identity; Cognitive development; Context and culture; Interpersonal relationships; Maladaptive behaviour; Aggression. Sub-themes included within each of these overarching categories will reflect the contemporary subjects relating psychology and crime.

  • Research into Criminal Behaviour

    This module will explore important questions such as ‘How does forensic psychology work as a scientific discipline?’ and ‘How can we draw reliable inferences about the human mind by observing criminal behaviour?’ It seeks to provide an introduction to the various experimental and non-experimental research methodologies utilised by forensic psychologists, as well as the basic descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in forensic psychology research. You will focus on the skills and knowledge required to design, conduct, summarise, evaluate, and present psychological research. This will involve instruction on literature searching, referencing, scientific report writing, interpretation of statistical analyses and critiquing of research designs. The module will draw upon selected contemporary topic areas introduced in the Psychological Approaches to Crime module and explore these further by giving you the opportunity to conduct and write-up a series of studies.

  • Psychology, Crime and Culture

    The focus of this module is to investigate the perception of psychology and crime, using a range of portrayals of psychology and crime in the popular media. The module demonstrates how psychological ideas are used to explain crime and how it is portrayed in media such as film, TV, on the internet, and in newspapers and magazines. Subject matter is drawn from different areas of psychology and forensic psychology. The module aims to highlight how psychology and criminology have been viewed when applied to explaining crime. The module will also investigate the more complex reality behind these “pop” portrayals of psychology in explaining crime.

  • Developing as a Forensic Psychologist 1

    The aim of this module is to introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to be a professional Forensic Psychologist.  Upon completing this module, you will have the foundation upon which later modules will build to support you to develop your skills and professional identity throughout the course. Through the Academic Personal Tutor system and employability focus, the module aims to develop your academic and transferable skills and principles of reflective practice to facilitate your development.

  • International Perspectives on Crime

    This module explores global crime issues with a focus on how psychology can explain the underlying reasons for crime and support tackling such challenges. You will be introduced to a range of national and international crime types (such as mass market fraud and trafficking) which represent significant challenges to law enforcement. Relevant psychological theory and literature will be used to explain the prevalence and motivations for this offending. Mechanisms by which offenders operate internationally will also be discussed. Attention will be paid to national and international criminal justice systems and how they work together (or not) to prevent, investigate, and prosecute offenders. Historical and contemporary themes will be considered and individual topics may change each year as new global issues emerge.

  • Add+Vantage module

    The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

    The Add+vantage modules explore a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and aim to broaden your knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

  • Psychology of Mental Health & Wellbeing

    This module provides an overview of key topics in the area of mental health and well-being, from a biological, psychological and cultural perspective. Students will explore the psychological theories and concepts that underpin mental health and wellbeing and develop an understanding of what mental health is in contemporary context. It will explore the different factors that contribute to poor mental health, by broadening student’s knowledge and understanding of affective disorders, (stress, anxiety and depression), and the interventions designed to treat them. It will also explore different aspects of well-being, (positive affect/mood, happiness and self-esteem), and interventions designed to promote it.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Year two is designed to build on your experience and knowledge gained in year 1, and includes a professional experience module where you have the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context.

Modules

  • Developing as a Forensic Psychologist 2

    This module aims to enable you to build skills relevant to employability in a career as a Forensic Psychologist. Successful completion of the module should provide you with the practical skills (e.g. time management, C.V. writing, cover letters and interviewing techniques) that could assist you when you apply for work experience opportunities in the field of Forensic Psychology. You will be introduced to resources such as the Future Talent team to aid in identifying a forensic psychology related work placement. It is designed to build upon the academic skills you have learned in previous psychology and criminology related modules, and explores how best to showcase these skills to promote your career. This module is designed to enable you to market yourself creatively and effectively to consider a diverse range of employment opportunities, thereby giving you the opportunity to create your own career narrative and shape the future direction of the profession. The module provides you with the chance to develop and enhance skills relating to employability in the field of forensic psychology.

  • Psychological Perspectives on Crime 1

    This module takes a thematic approach to understanding core psychological perspectives on crime. On successful completion you will have gained knowledge of psychological theory and perspectives on crime and have the opportunity to integrate and apply your knowledge of British Psychological Society (BPS) core areas. Themes explored will be contemporary, of global significance (e.g. addiction) and may change in any given year to remain relevant to current issues.

  • Applied Research Methods 1

    This module aims to integrate knowledge gained in the psychological perspectives of crime 1 module with the application of quantitative research methods. You will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of how to conduct, report, and interpret a range of statistical tests using data associated with complex experimental and correlational designs.

  • Psychological Perspectives on Crime 2

    This module seeks to enhance your understanding of core psychological perspectives on crime from the module psychological perspectives on crime 1. You will consider a variety of topics under the core domains and through theoretical exploration you should learn to integrate key psychological perspectives on crime and integrate and apply your knowledge of British Psychological Society (BPS)* core areas. The consideration of how this knowledge could contribute to solving a community focused issue will be explored.

  • Applied Research Methods 2

    This module aims to integrate knowledge gained in theory focused modules with the application of qualitative research methods. After successfully completing the module you will have developed your understanding of how to design, conduct, and report qualitative research using a variety of data collection methods and analytical techniques. This module also aims to develop your ability to plan psychological research projects and guide you through the fundamental processes involved in developing and disseminating a research proposal (e.g. conceptual, methodological, and ethical considerations).

  • Professional Experience

    This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain work experience in an organisation relevant to your future career aspirations, which will be a valuable addition to your C.V. Work experience in an applied area or related domain may be in the form of paid employment or voluntary work. You will gain experience of researching and sourcing your own work experience. You will be able to draw upon the module Developing as a Forensic Psychologist 2 to help prepare you for sourcing, negotiating, and carrying out approved work experience. The work experience in turn will provide you with an important opportunity to reflect on your personal and professional development as part of developing as a forensic psychologist.

    **Work experience/ placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting visa requirements, and additional costs may apply.

  • Add+Vantage module

    The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

    The Add+vantage modules explore a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and aim to broaden your knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

There is the opportunity to complete the course over four years by applying for an optional year of work placement or to study abroad**

**work experience/ placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting visa requirements, and additional fees may apply.

Modules

  • Enhancement Year

Overview

By your final year you will have been taught how to design and conduct your own research. You will then undertake research, analyse the findings and present your results in the form of an independent project in an area of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules in areas of greatest interest to you.

Modules

  • Independent Research Project

    This module is designed to be the focal point of your Psychological training: knowledge of research methods and theory should combine in order to pursue an in-depth supervised independent piece of empirical research. You will have an opportunity to enhance and demonstrate skills in report writing to meet the professional standards of psychology and should also develop an understanding of psychological research methodology.

  • Developing as a Forensic Psychologist 3

    During this module you will have the opportunity to develop a range of essential personal and professional skills that are required to be a successful graduate employee in forensic psychology. This module will support the development of a number of skills such as: researching the forensic psychological field; writing and speaking fluently; working in groups; reflecting upon your work; and presenting your work both orally and in writing. You will also be assigned tasks which aims to encourage you to solve problems and handle and analyse factual information.

  • Project Ethics

    Knowledge of research methods and theory should combine in order to pursue an in-depth supervised independent piece of empirical research. In this module you will design a suitable empirical research project that incorporates an appropriately expressed psychological research question. You will be supported to identify and propose suitable research methods to address the proposed research question, within an ethical framework.

  • Optional modules

    Choose 2 from the following:

    • Criminal Behaviour and its contexts: How does psychology contribute to how we view criminal behaviour? By studying this module you will explore the development of explanations of crime across different contexts in society, and will have the chance to apply psychological theories in relation to three types of crimes which include violent, sexual and economic in family, workplace and sports contexts. By the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate the impact psychology has made in specific areas of the criminal process, and the prevention of crimes related to the contexts examined.
    • Educational Psychology and Psychology of Special Needs: This module is designed to enable students to gain knowledge of key theories and research that relate to the psychology of development, teaching and learning and the application of those theories to applied contexts. Students will be introduced to areas of special educational needs experienced by children and adults and how these difficulties impact on their experience of school and growing up. Issues of assessment, labelling, intervention and remediation will be examined.
    • Drug Use and Addiction: The subject of psychopharmacology focuses on the interrelationship between drugs, psychology and behaviour, drawing on several areas of psychology, in particular cognitive and biological approaches to develop models of, for example, addictive processes. These principles will be considered in relation to crime; the effects of addiction and the motivations to sustain substance abuse will explored from the point of view of the abuser and the victims affected. Throughout this module you will explore findings from psychophysics, psychopharmacology and molecular biology.

     

    1 from the following:

    • Mindfulness and Meditation:In this module you will be introduced to the western secular based mindfulness interventions and explore their essential theoretical, applied and empirical bases. The interventions you will study include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy. Upon successful completion of the module you will be expected to evaluate secularised mindfulness interventions by comparison with the practice of mindfulness in the context of its origins in Buddhist philosophy and practice. As part of the assessment for this module you will have the opportunity to engage in either a criminologically focused academic critique of interventions, or a critical self-analysis of your own experiential engagement with mindfulness and related practices throughout the module.
    • Psychology of Gender and Sexualities: Taking an international perspective, in this module you will examine how gender and sexuality are understood across different historical and cultural contexts. You will draw upon many areas of psychology including social psychology (e.g. sexual prejudice), developmental psychology (sexual and gender identity development across the lifespan); and biopsychology (e.g. biology of sex and sexual orientation) to consider how the psychology of gender and sexualities intersects with applied areas such as educational, clinical, health, forensic and sports psychology.
    • Clinical Neuroscience: This module introduces contemporary and complex neural mechanisms of human behaviour in typical and clinical populations. It seeks to develop the students’ ability to critically evaluate published scientific reports of current research in the area of Clinical Neuroscience, with a particular focus on criminal behaviour. The module aims to develop an appreciation of neurological mechanisms underlying human thinking and behaviour and the clinical pictures that arise when the mechanisms are disrupted. Students will engage with the emerging critical issues within Clinical Neuroscience, and recognise a range of factors that influence human behaviour, particularly in light of criminal behaviour.

  • Add+Vantage module

    The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

    The Add+vantage modules explore a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and aim to broaden your knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

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.

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We have been ranked joint first amongst Modern Universities in England for career prospects - Guardian University Guide 2021

In more detail...

  • Opportunity to apply to work with staff on research projects, as a student research assistant (this may be subject to a competitive application process).
  • Guest lectures by experts in crime and psychology, including practising psychologists, experienced teachers and researchers (all subject to availability).
  • The Guardian University Guide 2020 ranks Coventry University 16th for Psychology.
  • Laboratory facilities including EEG recording, psychopharmacological testing, mock prison cells, and specialist software, such as E-Prime, Superlab, SPSS, and NVIVO.
  • A work experience** module in the second year provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience, develop new skills and increase your appeal to potential employers (subject to competitive application, availability, meeting visa requirements and additional fees may apply).
  • Taught by staff with a variety of professional experience as forensic and applied psychologists, many actively conducting research in forensic psychology, law and cognition, neuroscience and psychobiology.
  • A personal tutoring system designed to enhance employability through the development of transferable skills such as presentation skills, group work, conducting literature reviews and critical analysis.
  • Current accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS)* meaning that as a graduate, provided you achieve at least a 2:2, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.
  • Essential textbooks and individual licences for computer software are provided at no extra cost and bespoke textbooks, tailored specifically to our course content, are also available.

Opportunity to go on field trips which have previously included Auschwitz-Birkenau, San Francisco, and Tokyo.

  • You will spend a significant proportion of your first two years studying the key areas of psychology, including:
  • Biological Psychology: How our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are underpinned by biological processes occurring in the brain, such as neurotransmission, the passing of messages between neurons and the functions of neurons, such the functions of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin or dopamine.
  • Cognitive Psychology: The mental processes and representations that underpin perception, memory and complex thought.
  • Developmental Psychology: How abilities and behaviours emerge, develop and change over the lifespan. 
  • Individual Differences: How key psychological traits, like extraversion and introversion, neuroticism or conscientiousness, skills and abilities vary from person to person, and how different traits combine to shape our personalities.
  • Social Psychology: How humans interact and seek to influence and understand one another’s behaviour.
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology: How psychology emerged and developed as a field of scientific inquiry.
  • Research Methods: Training in the methodologies psychologists use to investigate people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a rigorous, scientific manner, including controlled scientific experiments in cognitive psychology, controlled interviews and observations of people’s behaviour.
  • Professional Practice: Training in the skills required to identify and successfully apply for graduate employment opportunities and/ or postgraduate study.

All of our Psychology degrees are taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content is typically delivered during the lectures, while seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently, receive guidance on coursework assignments, begin to apply your knowledge and develop your academic and transferable skills.

You will have the chance to take part in, design, conduct and analyse the results of psychological experiments, using specialist equipment and computer software, and spend time working collaboratively on group projects with other students.

In addition, you could contact your Academic Personal Tutor to arrange one-to-one bookable meetings throughout every semester and review and discuss your progress and continual personal development. Outside of contact time, your personal study hours will be guided by materials posted on your module web pages.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework and formal exams, although it is predominantly assessed by coursework.

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.

On successful completion, you will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Forensic Psychology - the core areas and their application to ‘real world’ challenges, its historical origins, theoretical underpinnings and concepts, community contribution and responsibility and limitations.
  • Identify suitable sources of information, analysis and evaluation of psychological research evidence and theory.
  • Evidence an understanding of psychological research approaches, research methods, data analyses, and an awareness of ethical issues in psychology, culminating in the execution of an independent psychology research project in the successful execution of an independent psychology research project.
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of how forensic psychology can be applied to real world questions, different situations and global contexts
  • Apply a range of transferable skills including, but not necessarily limited to, working independently and within teams, numerical and reasoning skills, digital literacy, communicating effectively in a variety of media to different audiences with scientific argument and sensitivity, and appropriate self-management strategies to organise time and workloads.
  • Identify and evaluate general patterns in behaviour, psychological functioning and experience. 
  • Understand and investigate the role of brain function in aspects of human behaviour and experience.
  • Carry out empirical studies involving a variety of methods of data collection, including experiments, observation, psychometric tests, questionnaires, interviews and field studies.
  • Employ evidence-based reasoning and use a variety of psychological tools, including specialist software, laboratory equipment and psychometric instruments.
  • Critically evaluate research evidence, including statistical information, and use this to draw conclusions about the validity of different claims and arguments.
  • Communicate in a confident, professional manner, both verbally and in writing.

In a typical teaching week you will have up to 14 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching/one to one supervision: meetings are arranged on a mutual basis as necessary.
  • Medium group teaching: up to 6 hours of practical workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: up to 8 hours of lectures each week.

Contact hours will vary by stage and semester of course and any options chosen.

You will be given the opportunity to study abroad** for a year in a European university, in between year two and the final year of your course. This would be additional study and would provide you with an international experience opportunity, which can be viewed favourably by potential employers. There are also Faculty wide field trips*which are also open to students on this course. Although the trips are currently subsidised by the university competitive application, availability, meeting visa requirements and additional fees will apply.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The course provided me with numerous transferable skills such as a well developed analytical thinking style and proficient problem solving capabilities.

Carly Charalambou

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The course provided me with numerous transferable skills such as a well developed analytical thinking style and proficient problem solving capabilities.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

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£9,250 (per year)


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If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

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£9,250 (per year)


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If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

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£15,100 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • Student membership of the British Psychological Society for the final year of the course and a free copy of SPSS statistics software.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: Although subsidised by the university a student contribution of around £400+ per trip may be required depending on the destination. Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate for those undertaking placements with children

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say...

The course provided me with numerous transferable skills such as a well developed analytical thinking style and proficient problem solving capabilities.

Carly Charalambou

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Our courses have been designed to provide practical work experience and equip you with a range of skills and competencies that should make you attractive to potential employers, such as group work, literature reviewing, critical analysis and the delivery of oral presentations.

As well as the work experience module delivered in year two and option to spend a year on placement, we offer a module developing professional skills to our final year students. This aims to help you learn how to identify suitable employment and training opportunities after graduation, submit competitive, professional applications and perform well in interview situations.

In order to use the title Forensic Psychologist, you will need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This will involve completing a post degree Stage Two BPS qualification in Forensic Psychology or an equivalent qualification that has been approved by the HCPC.

Our degree provides a route into many careers, both within and outside the field of psychology. With further training, you may choose to become a qualified psychologist, pursuing a career in the community as, for example, an occupational, forensic or social psychologist; in mental wellbeing as a clinical or counselling psychologist; in physical wellbeing as a health, sport or neuropsychologist; working with children as a developmental or educational psychologist. The interpersonal and analytical skills of psychologists are in demand by employers in the private sector, police, military and charitable organisations, among others.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. Future Talent, The University’s careers and employability team are accessible and you could take advantage of the wide range of support services to help and support you to plan and prepare for your future career.

Where our graduates work

Many of our graduates go on to work as psychologists but some also go on to become researchers, lecturers, teachers, administrators, practitioners, managers, or health and care professionals.

What our students say...

The course provided me with numerous transferable skills such as a well developed analytical thinking style and proficient problem solving capabilities.

Carly Charalambou
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By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.