This master’s degree equips you with a deep understanding of the concepts, theories, methods and principles central to criminology and criminal psychology. By studying Criminology and Criminal Psychology, you'll learn about the changing nature of psychology, law and criminology, and how to apply your knowledge in the forensic and legal arenas. The course will develop your ability to relate theory to practice with its broad coverage of criminological, forensic and psychological approaches to crime. Specific modules include criminal investigative psychology, crime theory, social forensic psychology, and crime, terrorism and the state. The MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology will open a diverse range of career paths. Once you graduate, you will be well-placed for employment in public, private, and/or criminal justice work, or criminal, legal, and forensic psychological work. What you should know about this course
- You’ll learn about the changing nature of psychology, law, and criminology, and their professional applications.
- Your optional modules help you gain insights into areas of your choice
- It is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) because the primary focus is criminology. It is not a Master’s in Psychology
- The course does meet the British Criminology Society benchmarks for postgraduate taught courses.
- If you studied the BSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology degree at Greenwich and took the Social Forensic Psychology module, you cannot take the same module again for the MSc, nor can you take the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology module.
All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.
On this course, students are assessed by coursework and presentations. Some psychology modules may also include exams. There are also practice assessments, which help you to monitor your own progress and make continual improvement.
How to apply
The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.
You should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above (or an equivalent qualification - both level and grade - from a recognised non-UK university) in criminology or a related discipline.
English language requirements
If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score MUST be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
Fees and funding
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