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Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology
Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology

Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology

  • ID:UM10941
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (EUR)

  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€13,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€13,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
Estimated Total/program:
€22,195.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

English requirements:

  • IELTS:  a minimum of 6.0 in each element

  •  TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (iBT): a writing score of at least 24

  • † TOEFL Internet-Based

  • ††Academic IELTS

  • ††† Cambridge Certificates: a pass at a Grade C or better is required

Course Information

The overall aim of the Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology programme is to equip students with the necessary knowledge, values, attitudes and skills required to practise as a forensic psychologist. Firstly, the taught component of the course addresses a number of key issues in forensic psychology ranging from the understanding of criminal conduct and the exploration of specific types of offending, to assessment and intervention with criminal offenders, to understanding the intersection between psychology and the law and the implications for the criminal justice system. Secondly, students have 9 hours of supervised field placement per week throughout the course for them to develop the professional values, ethics, attitudes and skills to address the various psychological issues emergent in forensic settings. Thirdly students are also provided with training in research including the submission of a dissertation. The Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology programme is the only route in Malta through which, when followed by two years of supervised practice, individuals can obtain a warrant to practice as Forensic Psychologists.

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YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • CRI5005, Socio-Psychological Issues in the Criminal Justice System, 10 ECTS,

  • PSY5608, Research Methods, 10 ECTS,

  • PSY5633, Core Placement 1: Forensic Psychology, 10 ECTS,

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PSY5635, Understanding Criminal Conduct 1: An Introduction, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5659, Development Psychopathology, 5 ECTS,

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PSY5614, Leading Groups in Professional Settings, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5636, Understanding Criminal Conduct 2, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5637, Special Topics in Forensic Psychology, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5660, Adult Psychopathology, 5 ECTS,

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PSY5593, Dissertation, 30 ECTS,

  • PSY5638, Core Placement 2 Forensic Psychology, 10 ECTS,

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • PSY5618, Psychotherapeutic Approaches: CBT, Ethics and Psychopharmacology, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5619, Clinical Neuropsychology – Theory and Practice, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5639, Forensic Assessment, 5 ECTS,

  • PSY5640, Psychological Interventions with Offenders, 5 ECTS,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Within the local context Forensic Psychologists may find gainful employment within the courts, the police, in prevention of offending, treatment of offending within custodial and non custodial settings, substance abuse intervention, research and innovation, policy making and academia. The Master of Psychology in Forensic Psychology also provides candidates access to doctoral programmes in psychology both locally and overseas.

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Health insurance - EUR €200 per year

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