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

Studying a Masters in Forensic Psychology often leads to a career within the criminal justice system.

Many courses in the UK require students to already have an undergraduate degree in Psychology that is certified by the British Psychological Society – so check you have the necessary qualifications to pursue your chosen postgraduate course.

Here is our roundup of 10 of the best Forensic Psychology Masters Degree courses in the UK and Europe*.

MSc by Research in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology – University of Oxford 

Cost: £7,372 per year for UK and EU students / £23,027 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Depending on the emphasis of your research your studies at the University of Oxford will take between one and three years on a full-time basis and up to four years on a part-time basis. Undergoing an MSc by Research can lead to a PhD

MSc in Forensic Mental Health – King's College London 

Cost: £9,900 total cost for UK and EU students / £27,150 total cost for international students. 
What Will You Study: Students at King’s College London can complete this MSc in Forensic Mental Health in one year on a full-time basis or in two years on a part-time basis. The course focuses on the relationship between mental health and criminal activity. 

MSc by Research in Psychology – University of Edinburgh 

Cost: £10,100 total cost for UK and EU students / £21,300 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Research areas in Forensic Psychology at the University of Edinburgh are broken down into two areas of interest; sexual offending and violent behaviour. Students complete their research in one year on a full-time basis or in two years on a part-time basis. 

Masters in Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology – University of Groningen 

Cost: €2,060 for Dutch and EU students / €14,350 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands takes one year to complete on a full-time basis and is conducted in English. Students focus on the likely-hood of offending and re-offending and on the impacts of being a victim of crime. 

MSc in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health – University of Manchester 

Cost: £9,750 total cost for UK and EU students / £22,000 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc at the University of Manchester is only suitable for those with membership to the British Psychological Society. It takes one year on a full-time basis or two years on a part-time basis. 

MSc in Forensic Psychology – Maastricht University 

Cost: €3,720 per year for Dutch and EU students / €13,000 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Maastricht University on The Netherlands complete this course in two years on a full-time basis and gain the skills to provide a range of services to police forces, prison systems, probationary services, child protection and as expert witnesses in court cases. The course is conducted in English. 

MSc by Research in Forensic and Criminal Psychology – University of Nottingham 

Cost: £8,820 for UK and EU students / £19,560 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc at the University of Nottingham is studied over one year on a full-time basis and students focus on those committing crime and the impact on their victims. 

MSc in Forensic Psychology – University of Kent 

Cost: £7,900 total cost for UK and EU students / £18,400 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent takes one year on a full-time basis or two years on a part-time basis. Modules include Psychology of Criminal Conduct and Forensic Cognition: Theory, Research and Practice. 

MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology – University of York 

Cost: £7,940 for EU and UK students / £20,910 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Modules at the University of York offer students the skills to work in a variety of environments including prisons, probationary services and in policing. The course takes one year on a full-time basis. 

MSc in Forensic Psychology – Goldsmiths University of London 

Cost: £8,770 total cost for UK and EU students / £14,600 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students complete this MSc in Forensic Psychology at Goldsmiths in one year on a full-time basis or two years on a part-time basis. It is only suitable for those who have an undergraduate psychology degree or have previously worked in forensic mental health or the criminal justice system.

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