The overall aim of the Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology programme from University of Malta s is to equip students with the necessary knowledge, values, attitudes and skills required to practise as a forensic psychologist. Firstly, the taught component of the course addresses a number of key issues in forensic psychology ranging from the understanding of criminal conduct and the exploration of specific types of offending, to assessment and intervention with criminal offenders, to understanding the intersection between psychology and the law and the implications for the criminal justice system. Secondly, students have 9 hours of supervised field placement per week throughout the course for them to develop the professional values, ethics, attitudes and skills to address the various psychological issues emergent in forensic settings. Thirdly students are also provided with training in research including the submission of a dissertation.
Career opportunites and access to further studies
Within the local context Forensic Psychologists may find gainful employment within the courts, the police, in prevention of offending, treatment of offending within custodial and non custodial settings, substance abuse intervention, research and innovation, policy making and academia. The Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology also provides candidates access to doctoral programmes in psychology both locally and overseas.
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- Socio-PsychologicaI Issues in the Criminal Justice System
- Research Methods
- Core Placement: Forensic Psychology
- Understanding Criminal Conduct: An Introduction
- Development Psychopathology
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Introduction Week
- Opening Ceremony
DisciplinesPsychology Forensic Science View 8 other Masters in Psychology in Malta
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The Course shall be open to applicants who are proficient in the Maltese Language and who are in possession of the following qualifications:
- a Bachelor degree in Psychology with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division), or an equivalent qualification from this or another university or
- a Bachelor degree in Psychology with at least Second Class Honours (Lower Division), together with a Master’s degree in Psychology-related areas from this or another University or
- a Bachelor degree in Psychology or a Bachelor degree with Psychology as a main area of study, in both cases obtained with at least Category IIA or another degree in a related area deemed relevant by the Board of Studies.
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International10800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.