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Criminology with Forensic Psychology

Middlesex University
On campus
 2361 Points
1 Year

Program Description

This degree combines core modules in criminology and forensic psychology with optional modules on topics including drugs, trans-national crime and conflict, policing, terrorism, and the major institutions of criminal justice. The program is delivered within the Criminology and Sociology Department in the School of Law, with the forensic psychology component taught by colleagues with specialisms in criminological psychology.

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Core Modules

Contemporary Criminological Theory and Research

Forensic and Investigative Psychology

Psychological Interventions and Responses to Offending

Research Strategies in Criminology and Psychology


Dissertation in Criminology with Forensic Psychology

Elective Courses

Choose one of the following:
Community Safety and Public Protection
Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
Cybercrime and Society
Drugs and Crime
Environmental Crime and Green Criminology
Global Criminology and Policing
Human Rights and Contemporary Justice
Interpersonal Violence and Hate Crime
Political Violence and Terrorism
Qualitative Analysis with NVivo
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences
Social Science Statistics with SPSS
Work-based Experience
Youth Offending, Disorder and Gangs


The course aims to equip you with the necessary skills to excel in a wide range of careers, such as:

  • employment in posts working directly with offenders both in prison and within community-based reducing re-offending projects
  • roles concerning prisoner rehabilitation plans
  • prisoner health and well-being
  • charitable organisation-based roles supporting those on release from prison
  • community-based drug and alcohol project roles
  • domestic violence perpetrator project roles
  • careers working on offender rehabilitation and therapeutic projects applying cognitive-thinking techniques

Students are also equipped for positions engaging in research, data analysis, and programme evaluation offered by research organisations, the charitable and voluntary sector, in Ministry of Justice Departments such as the National Offender Monitoring Service (NOMS), policing organisations, and the government's high-level crime fighting agency the National Crime Agency (NCA). There are many opportunities in work with young people experiencing family dysfunction and disadvantage, young people 'at risk' of offending, and in services supporting young and vulnerable 'care leavers'.


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