Investigative Psychology, M.Sc. | University of Huddersfield | Huddersfield, United Kingdom
12 months
17000 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
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The M.S. in Investigative Psychology at University of Huddersfield explores the application of psychological principles to diverse aspects of the analysis, investigation and legal processing of crime.

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Key Facts about the Investigative Psychology program offered by University of Huddersfield  

Investigative psychology is the systematic science that developed out of early ‘offender profiling’ contributions by psychologists and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to police investigations and court cases. In recent years this sub-discipline has become an increasingly dominant area of forensic psychology.

  • This exciting course offers intensive training on advanced statistical methods, which may open doors into many jobs beyond crime and investigations.
  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society and recognised as the first step towards status as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in the UK for students who have Graduate Basis for Chartership.
  • Engage with the Research Centres within the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS).
  • Hear from visiting speakers including experts from around the world who will reflect on real life cases.
  • Learn about the full range of contributions that professional psychologists can make including the legal and investigative process; evaluating the validity of suspect or witness accounts; assessing the decision-making processes of detectives or jurors; to developing profiling inferences about the likely characteristics of an offender and predicting their likely home location. Intensive examinations of the variations in criminal behavioural style are a central feature of this course.

The course aims to provide in-depth expertise in all aspects of Investigative Psychology. It has a strong research emphasis, helping to equip you with the expertise to conduct your own crime research projects in diverse professional contexts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Forensic Psychology
  • Dissertation (Investigative Psychology)
  • Improving Legal Testimony and Evidence in Court and investigations
  • Investigative Psychology: from Offender Profiling to the Science of IP
  • Investigative Psychology for Violent Acquisitive and Sexual Crime
  • Investigative Psychology: Tactics and Strategies for Studying Criminal Action
  • Offender Spatial Activity: Beyond Geographical Offender Profiling
  • Professional Issues and Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in Psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) or its international equivalent. Criminology or other relevant disciplines will be considered.
  • Or the ability to complete a Master’s course at a higher level demonstrated through professional, vocational or other documented experience.
  • Basic understanding of research methods, statistics and some experience of working with offenders, the police, the courts or another relevant institution is also beneficial.

Tuition Fee

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    17000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 GBP /month
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