Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS

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Course summary

Develop a deep insight into crime and what causes criminal behaviour by studying this uniquely practical and applied course. Studying applied criminology and forensic psychology at postgraduate level will allow you to develop a range of enquiring, analytical and practical skills benefitting you as a practitioner or researcher. You’ll have the opportunity of a work placement alongside specialised modules covering mediation, international criminology, assessment of offenders, child protection and advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. These modules will give you a valuable set of skills for both employment and further research. Your tutors are all experts in this field and currently undertaking research. We also invite external practitioners who bring their practical skills and experience to the course throughout the year. Please visit our website for course details.


Modules include: practical forensic psychology (assessing offenders and working with witnesses); advanced forensic psychology (therapeutic jurisprudence and neuroethics); criminal justice in practice; current topics in crime; comparative and international criminology; advanced research skills; community safety; mediation; dissertation; investigative journalism; child protection; work placement.

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2.2 (or equivalent) in a related subject (e.g. social sciences, criminology, psychology, sociology, law, humanities, forensic nursing, policing). Whilst we encourage all applicants to have a minimum of a 2:2, we would ideally be looking for those who have a 2:2 to apply with relevant experience in addition.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Fees and funding

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Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS