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MScCriminology and Criminal Psychology

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The MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology programme provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills to open up diverse career paths. Core courses will enable you to develop an understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and the skills to apply these in the forensic and legal area. Optional courses build on this core grounding and enable you to develop an empirical insight in an area of your choice, culminating in a research project.

This approach provides you with knowledge of the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and professional applications. It will also develop your ability to relate theory to practice in a way that provides more informed solutions to problems, and opportunities in the workplace. There is a valuable research grounding and a broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime and criminality.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Criminal Investigative Psychology (15 credits)
Psychology, Development and Crime (15 credits)
Comparative Criminological Research Methods (30 credits)
Crime Theory (30 credits)
Criminology Postgraduate Dissertation (60 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Social Forensic Psychology (15 credits)
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (15 credits)
Contemporary Issues in Criminology (30 credits)
Crime, Terrorism and the State (30 credits)
Sex and Crime (30 credits)
Crime and Criminal Justice in a Globalised and Gendered World (30 credits)

Career opportunities

This programme encompasses criminological, legal, forensic and psychological approaches. It will appeal to those with a broad interest in criminology and criminal psychological issues, including those whose future employment is likely to involve public, private and/or non-governmental criminological or criminal justice work, or applied criminal/legal/forensic psychological work in the UK or internationally.

It is relevant to careers in local government, European and international institutions, and national and international non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal to those wishing to prepare for a research degree in humanities and social sciences.

To ensure we deliver the best learning experience for our students, the structure and delivery of courses may change to reflect knowledge and industry standards.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States