Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
Which of these variables might be the best predictor of future violent (re)offending? How can victims of violence and crime overcome their victimization? If you are intrigued by questions about the psychology of violence and crime, consider entering the Master's degree programme Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology offered by the University of Groningen.

About

The Master's degree programme Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology is offered by the University of Groningen. In our programme we aim to understand acts of violence and crime from both the victims' and the offenders' perspective.

You will gain a theoretical insight into the correlates of violence and crime and their consequences. Moreover you will acquire practical skills to enable you to assess and intervene in both offender and victim contexts. Our unique integrative approach aims to highlight the many psychological nuances between the black-and-white of the victim and offender dichotomy.

Job perspectives

The programme gives you the knowledge and skills to obtain a position in the field of: (forensic) mental health care, penitentiary institutions, victim support services, offender-victim mediation, educational settings, social work, crime prevention. It also gives you a solid foundation for postgraduate study and training in clinical psychology, forensic psychology and victimology.

Job examples

  • (forensic) mental health care
  • penitentiary institutions
  • victim support services, offender-victim mediation
  • educational settings
  • social work
  • crime prevention

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime and Psychological Vulnerability
  • Capita Selecta Experimental approaches in Clinical Psychology and Victimology 
  • Capita Selecta Interventions in Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology 
  • Master's thesis Clinical Forensic Psychology & Victimology
  • Clinical Forensic skills 
  • Crime and Psychological Assessment and Interventions 
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

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    575

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    90

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Academic Requirements

Requirements:
  • If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics and Research Methodology then we offer the possibility to take pre-master courses.
  • Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests.
  • The admission requirements depend on the prior education. 
  • To ensure the quality of our education, there will be capacity constraints of 30 students for the Master Track 'Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology'. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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