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MSc-Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic and Legal Psychology by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Objectives
    To familiarise students with current areas of concern in Forensic and Legal Psychology and to show how psychological principles can be applied to the resolution of problems that arise in criminological and legal settings.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements An upper second class honours degree from a recognised university or college or equivalent academic or professional qualifications.
  • Academic Title
    MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic and Legal Psychology
  • Course description
    Course modules
    Core modules:

    -Psychology, the Legal System and Criminology
    -Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
    -Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
    -Dissertation (MSc students only)

    Option modules (three from the following):

    -Psychology and Investigation
    -Psychology and the Courtroom
    -Management and Treatment of Offenders
    -Forensic Linguistics

    Depending on options chosen and dissertation topic named routes are available comprising:

    -MSc Forensic and Legal Psychology (Judicial)
    -MSc Forensic and Legal Psychology (Investigation)
    -MSc Forensic and Legal Psychology (Forensic Linguistics)

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Teaching is through specially prepared written course materials and other directed reading. There are also annual optional short (e.g. two day) courses at Leicester. Each module is assessed separately by written
    assignments and, for MSc students, a final dissertation.

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