24 months
9000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This postgraduate Psychology Law programme from University of London is designed for committed professionals who are involved or aspire to participate in important debates around criminal behaviour, penal policy, public safety and human rights.


In an age of global insecurity there is increasing demand for professionals, practitioners and researchers who can work across disciplinary boundaries and engage with complex problems in crime causation and management.

By studying this Psychology Law degree from University of London, you will:

  • gain advanced critical thinking skills and the ability to identify and solve complex problems in a range of psychology law and public policy environments.
  • develop an extensive, policy-oriented and vocationally relevant knowledge of psychology law and criminal justice.
  • demonstrate a systematic understanding of the causes of crime and offending in the criminal justice context.
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of the texts, theories and methods used to enhance understanding of the issues, processes and phenomena within the criminal justice system.

Career opportunities

You will develop skills that are applicable across a range of roles in public sector organisations including, but not limited to, central government, the police, the courts, prison and probation services, charities that work with offenders or victims of crime and social welfare services.

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychological and sociological causes of crime
  • The legal and criminal justice context
  • Advanced research methods in psychology and criminology
  • Comparative sentencing and penology
  • Young people and the criminal justice system: psychological research and practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • What qualifications do you need?

We offer two entry routes into the programme, so if you do not meet the academic requirements you may still be eligible to apply through an alternative route.

Entry route 1 – Direct entry route

To qualify to register for direct entry to the MSc, PGDip or PGCert, you will need:

  • a bachelor’s degree which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree or
  • a postgraduate qualification from an institution acceptable to the University
Entry route 2 - Performance based admissions (PBA) routeIf you do not meet the requirements for direct entry, you can apply for the MSc via the PBA route. To qualify for entrance via the PBA route, you will need:
  • a bachelor’s degree from an institution acceptable to the University or
  • an aegrotat (certificate) from an institution acceptable to the University.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Application fee (non-refundable): £107
  • The fees depend on whether you live in a developing (Band A) or developed (Band B) nation.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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