Taught course

Forensic and Investigative Psychology

Liverpool John Moores University · School of Psycology

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 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

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

Course highlights:
  • Exciting new course for September 2022
  • 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
*LJMU's MSc Forensic and Investigative Psychology postgraduate degree has been designed to meet the Stage 1 training requirement for accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS). However, as BPS accreditation can only be awarded once a course is running and this is the course's first intake, it is not yet accredited by the BPS. The School intends to apply for BPS accreditation during the first year. The initial award may therefore not be BPS accredited.
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

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. 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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