The 100% online MSc in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation from the University of Liverpool is designed for individuals currently involved in the process of criminal investigation or for those who have an active and passionate interest in the psychology of crime, criminals and investigation. This programme is also appropriate for those seeking a complete career change who have developed a keen interest in the field of forensic psychology and criminal investigation, and those who wish to eventually complete a PhD in the field.
The online MSc offered by the University of Liverpools world-renowned School of Psychology is one of the first postgraduate programmes in the field of forensic psychology and criminal investigation to be offered online. Students learn the fundamentals of forensic and investigative psychology as well as the principles of leadership, critical incident management, crisis intervention, judgement and decision making. The course combines cutting edge research and contributions from leading academics and practitioners in the field of psychology with real-life case studies to create an interactive and highly stimulating experience for students.
Our students develop the skills and techniques required to become highly competent psychology professionals, or to apply psychological practices in their own area of work. Graduates of the course go on to senior positions within a variety of professions in the public and private sectors, in roles ranging from crime analysis, police psychology and fraud investigation to health and safety inspection, law enforcement and probation services.
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Unlike traditional distance learning, the online MSc in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation from the University of Liverpool offers you a highly interactive experience and the opportunity to build your international network as well as enhance your knowledge of global trends in forensic psychology and criminal investigation psychology.
The University of Liverpools distinguished School of Psychology is run by world-leading academics. A lively, fast-growing department, the School owes its origins to Nobel Laureate, Sir Charles Sherrington and has been associated with such eminent scholars as R.S. Woodworth and H.J. Hyatt. The School is home to the Centre for Critical & Major Incident Psychology (CAMI) and the Centre for Investigative Psychology, making it one of Europes leading centres for forensic psychology.
The online MSc in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation programme has eight core modules and culminates in a dissertation. The first module takes ten weeks. Each subsequent module lasts eight weeks.
Students start with an orientation of the online classroom.
Please note all modules are not guaranteed to be offered in any calendar year and current scheduling may be subject to change.
Students refine their dissertation topic in conjunction with their Personal Dissertation Advisor, an academic supervisor who will provide support throughout the study and writing process.
Students choose their dissertation topic in conjunction with their Personal Dissertation Advisor, an academic supervisor who will provide support throughout the study and writing process.
The MSc in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation is not a licensure programme and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. Psychology principles can be applied in the workplace in a multitude of settings. Since requirements for employment vary from country to country, please check with your local authorities if licensure is a requirement to practise your career of choice.
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University of Liverpool Online is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. We understand that you may need additional funding to earn your degree.
The resources below show some of the alternative financial assistance opportunities available for students. Many of these sources can help pay for tuition while you are enrolled in your program or assist you with loan repayment after graduation. If you are interested in these resources, contact the financial assistance grantor directly for information.Financial Institutions USA
Student loan: KfW BankengruppeUK
CSN approves and sends out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students in Sweden and abroad: CSN.sePeru
The Peruvian Institute of Educational Development IPFE channeled through our student loan programs, grants, scholarships and business management; financial support intended to contribute to improving the educational level of the Peruvians: IPFE.org.pe
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