Forensic Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13000
    Tuition (Year)
    3495
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The two-year Master in Forensic Psychology is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge you need to become a scientist-practitioner in the forensic mental health field.

This selective programme provides you with a mix of theoretical and empirical knowledge in forensic psychology. Furthermore, the programme includes hands-on training in forensic assessment, therapy and expert witness skills. This combination makes the programme unique. Forensic Psychology is the application of scientific and professional aspects of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. Forensic psychologists always operate with two goals in mind: the safety of society and the well-being of the offender-patient. They need specialised knowledge in areas such as offender typologies, criminal and juvenile law, psychopathy, malingering, sexual offending, trauma and victimisation, risk assessment, and offender treatment. The first year of the programme prepares you for your clinical and research internships and your master's thesis during the second year.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 25%
  • practice: 10%
  • self study: 65%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

For this programme a numerus fixus of 24 applies.

Additional subject: * Basic training in clinical interviewing skills; * Basic training in psychological assessment; * Basic training in research methodology and statistical analysis; * Basic training in psychopathology

Assessment interview: Selected students will be invited for an interview with the Board of Admissions. On the basis of the interview, the Board of Admissions evaluates the knowledge and skills level, attitude and motivation in relation to the programme's objectives.

Knowledge minimum

Language test: Official test results indicating: * a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (internet-based test, test code 7102), * a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no component less than 6) * Cambridge Proficiency test: CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with grade A, B or C or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) with grade A, B or C. *Exceptions: please visit our admissions website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/PsychologyAndNeuroscience/TargetGroup/ProspectiveStudents/MastersProgrammes/ForensicPsychology/ApplicationAndAdmission.htm

Previous education: Bachelor in Psychology or Mental Health

Written request: A motivation letter in English that covers the applicant's background and motivation for the programme (500-1000 words).

Grade average

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • IELTS listening: 6
  • IELTS reading: 6
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • IELTS speaking: 6
  • TOEFL internet based: 90

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13000 International
  • EUR 3495 EU/EEA

Funding

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