Criminal Psychology, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
12 months
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17200 GBP/year
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If you're looking to start your career in criminal psychology, or you're already working in the field and want to progress, the MSc Criminal Psychology degree course at the University of Portsmouth will give you the knowledge and skills you need.

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Overview

Understanding the psychology of crime is essential to its investigation. On this course, you'll explore and analyse the role of psychology within complex criminal investigative techniques, such as police interviewing and deception detection, and gain insight into courtroom psychology and jury decision making.

On this MSc Criminal Psychology course at the University of Portsmouth , you'll delve into key issues such as offender profiling and the links between offending behaviour and mental health. You'll customise your degree by choosing specialist subjects, such as missing persons investigations or offender rehabilitation. 

When you graduate, you'll be ready to work with offenders or victims within any area of the criminal justice system, including policing, law enforcement, probation and intelligence analysis.

This course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Course highlights

  • Understand the psychology of offending behaviour within the contexts of causation, intervention, rehabilitation and mental health, while also weighing up the efficacy of current legislation
  • Learn from an experienced team of criminal psychology specialists in theSchool of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and hear from industry expert guest speakers from around the world
  • Have the opportunity to use lab equipment to carry out your own research, such as eye-tracking and VR technology, and crime scene and operational simulation spaces
  • Enrich your learning through events and field trips – examples include Bethlem Museum of the Mind on the grounds of the infamous 'Bedlam' Hospital and facilitated tours of Portsmouth Crown Court
  • Be part of a community of researchers by getting involved with criminology research groups, such as the Collaboration of Forensic Interviewing and the Probation, Prison and Penology research group
  • Interact and explore criminal psychology with fellow professionals from the world of criminal justice
  • Complete a major project based on your chosen area of research, with the support of qualified and enthusiastic experts in the field

Careers and opportunities

Criminal psychology brings together the study of psychology, criminology and criminal justice, with the aim of studying offenders and offending behaviour to improve the effectiveness of criminal investigations.

On this Master's in Criminal Psychology, you'll gain a tailored postgraduate qualification to add to your undergraduate degree, or to back up your existing career knowledge from the field. You'll delve deep into the subjects you choose to study through research, gaining an evidence-based perspective and a greater ability to be analytical and evaluative. 

You'll graduate with the tools you need to not only understand the difference criminal psychology can make to the justice system, but also to challenge existing processes and make improvements. 

If you already work in the field of criminal justice, you'll be ready to pursue higher-level roles, or to break into a different area of the discipline. If you're still to embark on your career in criminal justice, you'll gain the knowledge and advanced research problem-solving skills you need to stand out to employers and contribute positively to justice system reform.

You could also go on to further study, or progress on to a graduate scheme such as PoliceNow or the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme.

Graduates of this course can go on to roles such as:

  • police or law enforcement officer
  • probation or prison officer
  • data analyst
  • intelligence analyst
  • cybersecurity

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Dissertation / Major Project
  • Investigation and Psychology
  • Psychology and Offending Behaviour
  • Research Methods and Research Ethics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadlines: 30 June 2024 for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan. 31 July 2024 for the Rest of the world

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject (Social Science, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Forensic Science or Management subject). Information Technology or science related subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with equivalent professional experience in a relevant organisation will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with equivalent professional experience in a relevant organisation will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you're applying as an international student with a non-UK degree, you’ll need to show you meet the UK entry requirements listed above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10400 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man/EU students

  • Part time: £5,200 per year
International students
  • Part time: £8,600 per year

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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5000 GBP
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16 Aug 2024
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1600 GBP
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Various benefits
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Various benefits
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07 Nov 2024
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8000 GBP
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15000 USD
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15 Jun 2024
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10000 GBP
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10 Jun 2024
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10000 GBP
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31 May 2024
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