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Master in Forensic Psychology

Course Description

The two-year master’s programme in Forensic Psychology will deliver scientist-practitioner forensic psychologists with both knowledge of mental disorders and their evidence-based assessment and treatment, specific to forensic settings.

Year 1
Core courses

Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Eyewitnesses and Victims
Psychotic Disorders
Perpetrators and Defendants
Personality Disorders
Criminal Law
Professional Ethics in Forensic Psychology
Forensic Neuropsychology
Sex Offenders
Psychopharmacology of Reward and Drugs of Abuse
Deception and Malingering
What works with young offenders?
Master classes with international experts

Skills labs:
Assessment skills lab
Therapy skills lab
Expert witness skills lab

Year 2
Clinical internship
Research internship and master's thesis

Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Mental Health Science from one of the Dutch universities, or a non-Dutch university bachelor's diploma from a programme that meets similar achievement levels. The bachelor's programme should include the following subjects relevant to this master’s programme: basic training in clinical interviewing skills, basic training in psychological assessment, basic training in research methodology and statistical analysis, and basic training in psychopathology. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or more (= 7.0 or more in the Dutch grading system) for the subjects (courses, thesis, practicums, etc.) of the bachelor's diploma

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