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Criminology with Forensic Psychology

Middlesex University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
14000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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About

This Criminology with Forensic Psychology degree at Middlesex University combines core modules in criminology and forensic psychology with optional modules on topics including drugs, trans-national crime and conflict, policing, terrorism and the major institutions of criminal justice. 

Overview

The programme is delivered within the Criminology and Sociology Department in the School of Law, while the forensic psychology component is taught by colleagues with specialisms in criminological psychology.

Why study MSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology degree at Middlesex University?

The Criminology with Forensic Psychology MSc course is of special interest to those without a first degree in psychology but with a particular interest in psychological perspectives on crime and criminal justice. All staff delivering modules on the course are engaged in research that informs their teaching on the programme.

Students have the opportunity to study modules on criminology programmes with our European partner universities supported by Erasmus funding.

Students studying this master's degree at Middlesex will benefit from field trips and expert guest lectures. Observational visits to the criminal courts assist a knowledge of psycho-legal court room decision-making and a visit to an adult prison builds an understanding of imprisoned populations and the psycho-social intervention programmes operating within prisons. Module teaching incorporates specialist guest lectures delivered by experts working in the fields of offender management, gangs, policing, prisoner care and welfare, and forensic psychology.

Course highlights

  • Learn from experts working in fields such as offender management, gangs and policing
  • Benefit from field trips to criminal courts and prisons
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with students from other countries via the Common Studies Programme in Critical Criminology.
  • The course assists you to gain a critical appreciation of criminal offending, socio-legal decision-making frameworks, and the range of psycho-social interventions and punishments directed at different offender groups with the aim of providing you with an appreciation and knowledge of the wide range of careers available on successful completion of the course.

Career opportunities

The course aims to equip you with the necessary skills to excel in a wide range of careers, such as:

  • employment in posts working directly with offenders both in prison and within community-based reducing re-offending projects;
  •  roles concerning prisoner rehabilitation plans and prisoner health and well-being; 
  • charitable organisation-based roles supporting those on release from prison; 
  • community-based drug and alcohol project roles;
  •  domestic violence perpetrator project roles; 
  •  careers working on offender rehabilitation and therapeutic projects applying cognitive-thinking techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Criminological Theory and Research
  • Critical Issues in Criminal Justice 
  • Forensic and Investigative Psychology
  • Psychological Interventions and Responses to Offending 
  • Research Strategies in Criminology and Psychology 
  • Dissertation in Criminology with Forensic Psychology

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place .

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

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 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
87 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We normally require a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU 

  • Part-time per taught credit: £57
International
  • Part-time per taught credit: £93

Funding

  • The Alumni Bursary
  • Arts and Creative Industries scholarship
  • Business scholarship
  • Health and Education scholarship
  • Law, Criminology and Social Sciences scholarship
  • Postgraduate Support Bursary
  • Professional Enhancement scholarship
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) scholarship
  • The Middlesex University Food Practical Prize
  • The SureFoot Solutions Food Safety Dissertation Project Prize

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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