Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Criminology with Forensic Psychology

This course combines core modules in criminology and forensic psychology with optional modules on topics including terrorism, drugs, trans-national crime, conflict, and the major institutions of criminal justice. The forensic psychology component is delivered by specialists within the Psychology department whilst the criminological core and optional modules are drawn from the longstanding and internationally known MA Criminology Crime, Conflict and Control. The course will be of special interest to those without a 1st degree in psychology (a requirement on Masters course in Forensic and Criminological Psychology) but with a particular interest in psychological perspectives on crime and criminal justice.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. Applications from candidates with appropriate qualifications and a minimum of 3 years work experience are welcomed. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants must possess competence in English language and we normally require grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all 4 components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening and writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

Course modules

Compulsory: Theory and research in criminology; criminology with forensic psychological studies; dissertation. Optional: Drugs, crime and criminology; global criminology; criminal justice, courts and prisons; crime, conflict and control; youth offending and disorder; community safety and public protection.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed via a range of coursework including essays, a research proposal, seminar presentations, book reviews and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 47 per Credit (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 8411 5555