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Criminology with Forensic Psychology MA

Criminology with Forensic Psychology MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Criminology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Criminology course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the complex nature of crime, harm and victimization, 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. We are well-located, offering you opportunities to see, at first hand, the criminal justice system in operation in the extensive London network of courts, custodial institutions and community-based crime-reduction programmes.

This Forensic Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It draws on Kingston University's established expertise in psychology and criminology. The placement will enable you to put what you learn into practice and gain valuable transferable skills and relevant experience. You will be taught by research active staff with special interests ranging from intimate partner violence, forensic mental health, and detection of deception. You will also benefit from the close links our staff have with forensic settings located in London and the surrounding area. 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. Forensic psychology is concerned with the psychological issues associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment of those who have committed offences. It refers to the investigation of deception, fraud, crime and the psychological aspects of legal and judicial process.

Different course options

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This is a core module on the MA Criminology programme that aims to deconstruct the fundamental elements of criminology. In so doing, it develops a critical understanding of the concepts of ‘crime', ‘offender' and ‘victim', and their relationship to each other and to broader concepts of ‘harm'. The first part of the module explores a range of contemporary issues in crime and victimisation, fostering a critical awareness of their theoretical underpinning and of the role of power in defining and enforcing crime, and in labelling offenders and victims.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,125

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Criminology: students need to have a second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in criminology or a related subject; evidence of relevant certificated or extended non-certificated practice. Forensic Psychology: students need to have an upper second class degree in psychology with BPS accreditation.