The Criminology with Forensic Psychology Masters at Middlesex in London combines core modules in criminology and forensic psychology with optional modules on topics including terrorism, drugs, trans-national crime, conflict, and the major institutions of criminal justice.
The Forensic Psychology component of the Criminology with Forensic Psychology Masters is delivered by specialists within the Psychology department whilst the criminological core and optional modules are drawn from the longstanding and internationally known MA Criminology: Crime, Conflict and Control.
The course will be of special interest to those without a first degree in psychology (typically a requirement on Masters course in Forensic and Criminological Psychology) but with a particular interest in psychological perspectives on crime and criminal justice. Based at our Hendon Campus in London you will benefit from some of the UK's most innovative and up-to-date teaching in criminology and Psychology.
Students on the MSc have the opportunity to attend common study sessions with postgraduate criminologists studying in universities across Europe including Athens, Barcelona, Ghent, Hamburg and Rotterdam and also at John Jay College in New York.
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- Year 1
- Criminology with Forensic Psychological Studies (30 Credits) - Compulsory
- This module is informed by the British Psychological Society s National Occupational Standards Key Roles 5 and 6 Applications of psychology to processes in the justice system and working with specific client groups encountered in forensic psychology . It aims to develop students understanding of fundamental, psychological explanations of criminal behaviour, its aetiology and ramifications within the criminal justice system. Students will explore various decision making models pertinent to criminal behaviour, victimisation, and the effects of crime, in conjunction with consideration of the social psychological and psycho-judicial consequences of crime. Through the analysis of the relationship between decision processes at each stage of the system, and the implications of those decisions at subsequent stages in the legal process, students will be encouraged to reflect upon the application of psychology to the practice of criminal justice.
The programme is constructed of two core modules covering, in turn, contemporary criminological theory, methods, issues and debates and psychological approaches towards the causes and management of offending behaviour. Students then choose two optional modules (selected from the list below) that enable students to focus on areas of special interest including institutions of criminal justice, community safety, drugs, youth and adult offending and comparative perspectives on each of these areas. In addition, all students complete a 15,000 word dissertation under the supervision of a member of staff on a topic they choose drawing on sociological and psychological perspectives.
This programmeis be based at our flagship Hendon campus.
Full-time students attend formal teaching up to two days a week; part-time students one day a week.
Modules are assessed via a range of coursework including essays, a research proposal, seminar presentations, book reviews and a dissertation.
You can find out more about teaching and assessment in the programme specification.
We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
For a comprehensive list of qualifications accepted by Middlesex, see further information under entry requirements
English language requirements
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all four components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive Academic English course (Pre-Sessional) that ranges from 5-17 weeks, depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements. For more information on applying for the pre-sessional please email [email protected].
For details of other equivalent English language requirements that Middlesex accepts see international entry requirements.
How to Apply
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. You will need to fill in an application form and return it to the appropriate admissions office. UK and EU students should apply directly to the London office. Non-EU international students can apply to our international admissions office in London, or use our network of regional offices across the world to assist you with your application. Apply now
There are a wide range of career options for graduates of this course. Many have gone on to work for international police agencies (e.g. the FBI), in the probation service and drug agencies. Some have also chosen to continue their studies in criminology to PhD level.
Profiles will be available shortly on this page.
MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Criminology with Forensic Psychology
This course is offered full time or part time.
|Full time course fees 2014||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees 2014*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|£40 per taught credit + £20 per dissertation credit (£6,000 in total)||£74 per taught credit + £37 per dissertation credit (£11,000 in total)|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.