Taught course

Psychology and Criminology

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK honours degree (or international equivalent), postgraduate diploma or degree-equivalent professional qualification. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Department of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University boasts research expertise of international repute. Choosing to study with us will not only provide you with an intellectually stimulating degree, but also by providing you with access to the latest research expertise and specialist equipment, we will develop your thirst for knowledge and inspire you to question, research and analyse your theories.

We are committed to ensuring that our graduates are employable professionals. It is increasingly important that your postgraduate degree programme develop the skills that employers are after and alongside the acquisition of academic knowledge, our students will develop and apply skills in:

  • Assessment
  • Verbal communication
  • Professional report writing
  • Evaluation
  • Analytical thinking

International Research

Research in the department primarily focuses on solving real world problems, ensuring that our theoretically strong work has an impact outside academia. Currently holding grants from the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council our research is not only relevant and underpinned by a unique blend of qualitative and quantitative orientations but has international reach and esteem.

Members of the Forensic Psychology team conduct applied and practitioner focused research. Particular areas of expertise are:

  • The investigation of crime; homicide and police decision making
  • Eyewitness and alibi evidence
  • Expert witness evidence
  • Juror decision making

Fees and funding

Information on the fees for this programme are available on our prospectus

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment62
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969