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Criminology with Forensic Psychology MA

Criminology with Forensic Psychology MA

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Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Criminology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Criminology

Kingston's Criminology MA is taught by a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team. Designed for those with a background in criminology/social science, socio-legal studies or policy studies, we offer two MA programmes: MA in Criminology and MA in Criminology with Forensic Psychology. The programmes will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the complex nature of crime, harm and victimisation, together with an appreciation of the role of the criminal justice system in relation to crime control, protection and the delivery of justice. Our courses develop your critical thinking skills whilst also providing you with the tools to undertake rigorous, high quality research. Through a theoretical and applied lens, you will gain a broad knowledge and develop a range of transferable skills sought after by employers in the field.

Assessment

To enhance your overall skills, we draw upon a range of assessments, including essays, oral and poster presentations, reports, research proposals and the dissertation.

Forensic Psychology

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It draws on Kingston University's established expertise in psychology and criminology. On successful completion of the course, you may continue your training to become a Chartered Forensic Psychologist or pursue a career in sectors such as the prison and probation services, crime analysis or education.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are employed on this course, including essays, reports, presentations, evaluation of placement activities, laboratory reports and a dissertation.

Modules

This module covers a range of theoretical and applied topics regarding investigative and judicial processes. For example, psychological principles may be applied to investigative approaches to interviewing, detecting deception, bearing false witness, offender profiling, case linkage, eyewitness memory, jury behaviour and decision-making, examining the state of mind and assessment, and expert psychological testimony (ethics, code of practice, report writing and practice). By taking this approach you develop a critical understanding of pertinent stages in the investigative process where psychology may be used to improve interviewing strategies, as in the employment of the cognitive interview to assist in the improvement of witnesses' memory recall. This course then develops upon the investigative knowledge base provided by encouraging you to identify areas within the courtroom process where psychological techniques could be utilised. Thus, you are taken on an analytical and evaluative journey of the key criminal justice processes of the investigation and presentation of evidence in cases.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,190

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Criminology: Students need minimum of second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in criminology or a related subject; evidence of relevant certificated or extended non-certificated practice. Forensic Psychology: This course is open to those applicants who normally have achieved an upper second-class degree in psychology with BPS accreditation.

University information

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