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  • 12 months
    Duration
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. 

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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UK/EU 

  • Part-time per taught credit: £53; per dissertation: £27
International
  • Part-time per taught credit: £93; per dissertation credit: £46

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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

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