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MSc Psychology: Legal and Criminological University of Cumbria




Course info


Course overview

If you have a background in psychology, sociology or criminology, our MSc course is ideal for gaining deeper insight into Legal and Criminological Psychology. You'll develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics in forensic settings.

We will look at ways to work with prison populations, explore the criminal justice system and you'll have the chance to examine practice and research from theoretical perspectives. To learn more about how Legal and Criminological Psychology affects our lives, sign up for our programme!

Course summary

We offer a stimulating and challenging environment where you can build on your existing learning experiences to advance your academic and professional development. You will gain specialised knowledge and a critical awareness of issues in Legal and Criminological Psychology.

Teaching is done through a variety of blended learning and campus-based activities explicitly designed to meet the needs of learners working in a range of contexts.

Graduate destinations

There are a wide range of careers this MSc will be useful for. You could work with the National Crime Agency, prison drug services, the probation service and offender management. Your degree will be well suited for working with victims of domestic violence, as a mentor for young people coming out of prison, and youth offending organisations.

You may also wish to continue your academic career by undertaking a PhD in either criminology or psychology.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc Psychology: Legal and Criminological.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£12,800.00 (13,23,779) per year

£1,422 per 20 credit module.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Fusehill Street,



CA1 2HH, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have 1st or 2nd class honours degree. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level. Applicants need an honours degree at 2:2 or above in Psychology or Social Science. Applicants need an honours degree at 2:2 or above in Psychology or Social Science. IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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