Top 10 Criminal Psychology Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

A Masters in Criminal Psychology and Criminology can lead to a wide variety of careers.

There is a demand for this qualification in the policing and criminal justice sectors as well as pure psychologists who specialise in Criminal Psychology.

Here is a roundup of 10 of the best Masters in Criminal Psychology*.

 

MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology – University of Essex

Duration: 2 years part-time by distance learning online

Cost: £4,500 for all students

What You Will Study:

Focusing on the important current issues and topics within criminology and criminal psychology, the course at the University of Essex is delivered online and equips students for future careers in the police force, working with offenders and in organisations like the National Crime Agency.

MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology – University of Portsmouth

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 to 3 years part time

Cost: £4,700 (UK or EU Students) / £12,600 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

This course at the University of Portsmouth can be on campus or by distance learning. The aim is to develop students understanding of offending behaviour and how to work with offenders in order to reduce re-offending.

MSc in Criminology with Forensic Psychology – Middlesex University

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time

Cost: £7,500 (UK or EU Students) / £12,500 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

The MSc in Criminology with Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University aims to give students an understanding of offender management, gangs and policing. It also focuses on an appreciation of reoffending, interventions and punishments.

MA in Criminology with Forensic Psychology – Kingston University

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 year part time

Cost: £5,700 (UK or EU Students) / £13,300 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

Students at Kingston University will focus on contemporary criminal justice policy, practice and politics in a local, national and global context. The course includes extensive fieldwork at prisons, courts and political institutions in London.

MSc in Forensic and Criminological Psychology (by research) – University of Nottingham

Duration: 1 year full time

Cost: £4,121 (UK or EU Students) / £14,850 to £35,010 depending on research topic (International Students)

What You Will Study:

The research dissertation takes up most of the MSc in Forensic and Criminal Psychology at the University of Nottingham. The modules concentrate on subjects such as theories of criminal behaviour, forensic child psychology and law and criminal justice.

MSc in Forensic Psychology and Crime – Coventry University

Duration: 3 years part time online and classroom based

Cost: £5,799 (UK or EU Students) / £11,280 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

This course at Coventry University in the UK is designed for those students in employment and is delivered online with some teaching blocks on campus. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Modules studied include violent crime, criminal and civil justice responses to crime, psychology in forensic decision-making and risk assessment and offender programs.

MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology – University of Greenwich

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time

Cost: £8,250 (UK or EU Students) / £12,500 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

The compulsory modules on this MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology at Greenwich University aim to give students an understanding of the theories, methods and practice in criminal psychology.

MSc Psychology – University of Hertfordshire

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time

Cost: £6,450 (UK or EU Students) / £12,100 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

The MSc in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire is a general psychology masters program, but you can specialise in an area that you are interested in – and Forensic and Criminal Psychology is one of the specialisation options. The course is recognised by the British Psychological Society.

MA in Criminology – Dublin Institute of Technology

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time

Cost: €7,400 (EU Students) / €11,500 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

This MA in Criminology at the Irish-based university is for students wishing to pursue a career in a wide range of sectors including policing and justice. With a strong emphasis on criminal psychology, it is also suitable for those wishing to continue onto a PhD.

MSc in Forensic Psychology – Maastricht University

Duration: 2 years full time

Cost: €3,495 (EU Students) / €13,000 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

Focusing on theory and practice in the criminal justice sectors, the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands aims to give students training in forensic assessment, therapy and expert witness skills.

Deciding which masters course is for you is important. For example, in some careers it is important that your degree is recognised by the British Psychological Society and in other careers it is not. Check with administrators on your chosen course to find out more. There are other great options for studying Criminal Psychology and Criminology at masters level, our course search has all the information you need.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES.

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