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  Criminology with Forensic Psychology (MA)

Kingston University    Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Psychology (31)

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Criminology with Forensic Psychology (MA) at Kingston University. This unique programme offers a blend of criminology and forensic psychology, allowing you to delve into investigative processes, legal frameworks, and the societal roots of crime. Gain insights into criminal victimisation, policing strategies, and rehabilitation methods while critically analysing crime reduction techniques. The course structure includes core modules, a dissertation, and elective options, providing a comprehensive understanding of criminological phenomena and psychological processes in investigations and courtrooms. To qualify for this programme, you need a 2:2 or above honours degree in psychology, or equivalent qualifications with relevant experience. Kingston University's prime location offers firsthand exposure to the criminal justice system, enhancing your learning experience. Benefit from specialist careers support, including an Assessment Centre Experience, to boost your employability skills. Join us to explore diverse career paths in policy-making, offender management, security, criminological research, and more. Elevate your expertise and embark on a rewarding journey in the field of criminology and forensic psychology.

About the course

This Criminology with Forensic Psychology MA programme enables you to combine two complementary subject areas.

In the forensic component of the course, you will study investigative and legal processes. For example, how psychological methods can improve interviewing techniques and police inquiry decision-making. Different investigative methods will also be critically evaluated from the historical to the contemporary.

The criminology component examines the social, economic and political contexts that give rise to crime and criminal victimisation.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in psychology.

Candidates with nonstandard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

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Through the generous support of Kingston alumni to the Annual Fund, we offer approximately 20 postgraduate scholarships to UK students (classified as 'home' students for fees purposes) each year for courses starting in September. The aim is to encourage academic excellence and allow talented graduates to continue to higher levels of learning and research.

The scholarship offers a £3,000 (full time) or £1,500 (part time) reduction in fees for taught masters courses in the:

- Kingston School of Art
- Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,000* (full time) or £1,500* (part time)


To be considered, you must:
- have already received an offer of a place to study at Kingston on an eligible course
- be classed as 'home' for fees purposes
- have a first-class honours in a previous degree with additional evidence of academic excellence

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