University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Legal and Criminological Psychology

The course covers the application of psychology to forensic and legal issues. It provides students with the opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in criminological and legal psychology. Theoretical and practical issues pertinent to those working in legal settings will be examined critically. The course has been designed to build on existing learning experiences and offers flexible learning opportunities that will enhance the academic and professional knowledge and skills of learners with a view to improving career prospects.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via accredited prior learning (APL) procedures.

Course modules

Modules include: Forensic psychology, offending behaviour and the criminal justice system; settings in forensic psychology; working with specialist populations in forensic psychology settings. Option Module*: Professional values and ethics; research skills and methods; empirical dissertation. *Students will select one 20 credit module from the list of available titles.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fusehill Street, Carlisle Carlisle CA1 2HH North East

Key information

Course Enquiry Centre
Telephone number: 
0845 6061144