Taught course

Forensic and Investigative Psychology

Liverpool John Moores University · School of Psycology

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 honours degree in Psychology.
  • Must achieve 60% or above pass mark in final year research project/dissertation.
  • Must satisfy the BPS conditions for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).
  • IELTS English Language at a minimum of 7.0 or equivalent, with no less than 6.5 in any single component.
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate.
  • Applicants are requested to submit an academic reference on letter-headed paper at the point of application.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note: Due to high demand, we are not currently accepting new applications for September 2024 entry.

This masters degree has a strong emphasis on psychological investigation and exploring offending behaviour.

Course highlights:

  • BPS Accredited. Designed to meet the Stage 1 training requirement for accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to become a Chartered Psychologist
  • Join an established and respected School of Psychology, with a thriving research culture
  • Learn through lectures, seminars and research projects

This masters degree strikes a balance between Forensic and Investigative Psychology topics and skills to widen career options for graduates. The primary goal of forensic and investigative psychology as a discipline is to contribute to the understanding of why individuals engage in criminal behaviour and how they can be managed and rehabilitated back into society.

The teaching team have expertise across a wide range of forensic and investigative topics, both in research and practice. These topics relate to offenders and victims (with the recognition that many offenders have also experienced victimisation/adversity).

Our small by design cohort size of just 15 students provides the opportunity for you to work closely with your peers and teaching staff, and have sufficient support to progress successfully through your degree.

Information for international students

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Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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0151 231 5090