Forensic Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13000
    Tuition (Year)
    3495
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Are you ambitious, self-critical and eager to learn? Are you curious about the psychology of people who come into contact with the law? And would you like to pursue a career in forensic mental health? Then Forensic Psychology might be the perfect programme for you. It will provide you with a mix of theoretical and empirical knowledge. 
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  • Key facts
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About

You will study scientific literature in relation to real-life problems and work on projects in small tutorial groups. Furthermore, the programme includes hands-on training in forensic assessment, therapy and expert witness skills. After graduation, you will be qualified to work in prisons, forensic psychiatric facilities, police services, probation services, and in areas such as child protection and domestic violence.

You will study scientific literature in relation to real-life problems and work on projects in small tutorial groups. Furthermore, the programme includes hands-on training in forensic assessment, therapy and expert witness skills. After graduation, you will be qualified to work in prisons, forensic psychiatric facilities, police services, probation services, and in areas such as child protection and domestic violence.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Eyewitnesses and Victims
  • Interrogation & Interviewing Strategies 
  • Assessment Skills Lab I 
  • Assessment Skills Lab II 
  • Forensic Neuropsychology 
  • Young Offenders
  • Experts and their Decisions 
  • Personality Disorders
  • Professional Ethics 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Forensic Assessment in Child Custody and Child Abuse Cases 
  • Malingering 
  • Assessment Malingering 1 
  • Therapy Skills Lab 

                          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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                          English Language Requirements

                          You only need to take one of these language tests:

                          • Minimum required score: 6.5

                            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                          • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

                            The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                            Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                          • Minimum required score: 575

                            The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                          • Minimum required score: 90

                            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                          Academic Requirements

                          Admission Requirements:

                          All candidates must meet the general requirements:

                          • submit your curriculum vitae
                          • write a letter of motivation
                          • provide information about your academic background
                          • ask for two references
                          • demonstrate proficiency in English

                          Tuition Fee Per Year

                          • EUR 13000 International
                          • EUR 3495 EU/EEA

                          Funding

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