Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of why individuals engage in criminal activities and how psychology can be applied in the investigation, detection and judicial fields as well as its utility in managing offenders. It demonstrates how criminological and psychological theories may be applied in order to provide explanations for crime causation, how to manage offenders and reduce offending behaviour. Psychological techniques are also considered in their application to criminal investigations and detection methods and improvement of the provision of evidence. Course content includes the application of psychology to the explanation of criminal behaviour, investigative techniques, the improvement of crime detection, and its relevance to specific areas within the judicial process, such as the provision of eyewitness testimony and jury decision'making.

Course Modules

Modules include: theoretical perspectives and the deconstruction of criminal behaviour; psychology of the investigative and judicial process.

Course Additional Entry

2nd Class Honours degree from a cognate social science discipline or equivalent professional qualifications in a relevant area; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS of 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 all elements.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,900  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,950  Academic year. First year home fees