Taught course

Investigative and Forensic Psychology

University of Liverpool · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

Renowned worldwide, this MSc in Investigative and Forensic Psychology is a high-quality master's course providing academic and research knowledge of forensic practice. This includes crime reduction and intervention; investigative procedures, forensic interviewing, court processes, custody and rehabilitation.

Why Choose Investigative and Forensic Psychology at Liverpool?

  • it’s the only programme of its type offered by a Russell Group University
  • we have received multiple commendations by the British Psychological Society
  • the course is eligible for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and eligible for ESRC 1+3 training studentship linked to a PhD programme
  • you’ll join sessions offered by a high number and calibre of external practitioners delivering key understanding of real-life applications
  • we place a strong emphasis on employability skills and as a result our students have gone on to be some of the most successful individuals in their field
  • the course attracts a large number of international students and visiting speakers.


  • Criminal Behaviour – statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Policing & Emergency Response
  • Assessment of the criminal act
  • Legal processes, court process and potential custodial and through care processes
  • Conceptual and theoretical exploration of aggression, deviance, decision-making, leadership and stress, memory, communication and persuasion.
  • The psychology of crowd dynamics.

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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