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Criminology with Forensic Psychology MSc

Criminology with Forensic Psychology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Criminology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type


Course Summary

The course is of special interest to those without a first degree in psychology but with a particular interest in psychological perspectives on crime and criminal justice. All staff delivering modules on the course are engaged in research that informs their teaching on the programme. Students have the opportunity to study modules on criminology programmes with our European partner universities supported by Erasmus funding. The programme is delivered within the Criminology and Sociology Department in the School of Law, while the forensic psychology component is taught by colleagues with specialisms in criminological psychology. The course assists you to gain a critical appreciation of criminal offending, socio-legal decision-making frameworks, and the range of psycho-social interventions and punishments directed at different offender groups with the aim of providing you with an appreciation and knowledge of the wide range of careers available on successful completion of the course.

Teaching on the master's is delivered by academics who are actively researching in a range of criminological and psychological subject areas and who bring these specialisms to their lecture delivery and classroom discussion. Students are encouraged to participate in their learning and prepare to engage in debate within teaching sessions and online discussions led by programme staff. The course aims to equip you with the necessary skills to excel in a wide range of careers, such as; employment in posts working directly with offenders both in prison and within community-based reducing re-offending projects; roles concerning prisoner rehabilitation plans and prisoner health and well-being; charitable organisation-based roles supporting those on release from prison; community-based drug and alcohol project roles; domestic violence perpetrator project roles; and careers working on offender rehabilitation and therapeutic projects applying cognitive-thinking techniques. Those already in industry view their master's-level studies as a means to facilitating career progression within their organisations. A number of students have continued their studies in criminology and psychology at PhD level. Staff in the department will work alongside the employability office to facilitate your future career decisions.

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module forms the core of the MSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology. It has two major aims. First, the module aims to get you to engage in a discussion of major theoretical trends and debates in contemporary criminology, with particular attention to the links between these perspectives and criminal justice research, practice and policy-making. Your studies will interrogate theoretical criminology in a dynamic way, in dialogue with the social and political contexts of its production and circulation in our increasingly interdependent world. The second aim of the module is to equip you with basic knowledge and skills in contemporary criminological research methods. In this section of your studies you?ll combine conceptual sessions on the main qualitative and quantitative methods deployed in criminological research with practical exercises tailored to familiarise you with computer-assisted data analysis software.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more