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Forensic Psychology

University of Malta

Master On Campus
24 months
Duration
10800 EUR/year
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About

The Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology programme from University of Malta is the only route in Malta through which, when followed by two years of supervised practice, individuals can obtain a warrant to practice as Forensic Psychologists.

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Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Socio-PsychologicaI Issues in the Criminal Justice System
  • Research Methods
  • Core Placement: Forensic Psychology
  • Understanding Criminal Conduct: An Introduction
  • Development Psychopathology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Introduction Week
Monday 12 October to Friday 16 October
  • Opening Ceremony
Friday 16 October

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
95
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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