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Criminology with Forensic Psychology MSc

Criminology with Forensic Psychology MSc

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Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | 01-OCT-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

01-OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Psychology Criminology Forensic Science (Non-Medical)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This degree combines core modules in criminology and forensic psychology with optional modules on topics including drugs, trans-national crime and conflict, policing, terrorism and the major institutions of criminal justice. The programme is delivered within the Criminology and Sociology Department in the School of Law, with the forensic psychology component taught by colleagues with specialisms in criminological psychology.

Why study MSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University?

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.

Students studying this master's degree at Middlesex will benefit from expert guest lectures. In past years observational visits to the criminal courts have assisted with developing knowledge of psycho-legal court room decision-making and a visit to an adult prison has built an understanding of imprisoned populations and the psycho-social intervention programmes operating within prisons.

Students on the MSc are encouraged to participate in the Common Studies Programme in Critical Criminology, to be held either online or face-to-face. This is an opportunity to build links with postgraduate criminologists studying in universities across Europe including Athens, Barcelona, Ghent, Hamburg, Rotterdam, and also at John Jay College in New York.

Careers

How can the MSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology support your career?

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

Students are also equipped for positions engaging in research, data analysis, and programme evaluation offered by research organisations, the charitable and voluntary sector, in Ministry of Justice Departments such as the National Offender Monitoring Service (NOMS), policing organisations, and the government's high-level crime fighting agency the National Crime Agency (NCA). There are many opportunities in work with young people experiencing family dysfunction and disadvantage, young people 'at risk' of offending, and in services supporting young and vulnerable 'care leavers'.

Modules

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop a detailed and advanced understanding of a particular aspect of criminology, criminal justice and forensic psychology. You will define your own topic area, write a proposal for your dissertation work, conduct a comprehensive review of existing knowledge on the subject, formulate a methodology for conducting your own enquiries and write an in-depth report of the findings of your research. Alternatively, you may choose to conduct a theoretically oriented piece of work involving the systematic analysis of an issue or area of policy/practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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

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