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MSc/PgDip/PgCert Psychology of Coercive Control

University of Salford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course provides advanced insights and knowledge of cutting-edge practice and research about coercive control and behaviour and its development and effects on individuals, families and organisations. You will develop a deep understanding of the psychological processes involved in coercive and controlling behaviour across a variety of settings including in domestic relationships, human trafficking and groups and organisations more widely.

On this course, you will receive tailored support from a highly experienced and qualified team of psychology and professional staff who are involved in advancing practice and research regarding the prevention, effects and recovery from coercive and controlling behaviour.

You will be very well placed to advance your career in a variety of professions where the government is seeking to develop provision for the prevention of and recovery from coercive control and abuse and you will also be very well prepared to apply for a professional doctorate and research career paths in psychology and other relevant disciplines.

You will:

  • Gain a deep appreciation of contemporary approaches to the prevention of, and recovery from, coercive control and abuse in domestic settings, in trafficking and in organisations more widely.
  • Be supported by a highly qualified and experienced team in professional staff in advancing your career in a variety of 'in demand' professions relating to coercion and abuse or towards a professional doctorate in psychology or related disciplines.
  • Develop an advanced understanding of the psychology of coercive control and cutting-edge research and practice in this area.


The course team work closely with an extensive range of professional agencies and organisations that work in the field of support and recovery from domestic abuse and violence, human trafficking and abuse in organisations and groups more widely. Some of these organisations provide input into the design, delivery and development of the course so that students are hearing directly from practitioners at the cutting edge of these fields. Additionally, a number of partner organisations will offer students opportunities for a work experience placement which is a great way to develop skills in this area of work.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,670per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Salford

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  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 118 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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