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
Year 2 Clinical internship Research internship and master's thesis
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
Recipient: Maastricht University
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