Forensic Psychology

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Forensic psychology applies psychological theory to understanding crime, policing, criminal justice and rehabilitation.

In this two-week course, you will explore the origins of forensic psychology within the context of psychology as a whole, as well as learning about key theories and methodologies within the field. You will also have the opportunity to take part in practical activities in class, such as detecting deception and criminal profiling.

As part of the course assessment, you will complete a case study report on a serial killer as well as completing a short essay discussing variable methodologies used in forensic psychology.


What you will learn

The aims of this course are to: 

  • Introduce you to the field of Forensic Psychology and the work of forensic psychologists  
  • Develop awareness of key theories and methodologies used in Forensic Psychology 

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe the scope of Forensic Psychology and its relationship to the wider field of Psychology 
  • Identify key theories in the field of Forensic Psychology 
  • Discuss strengths and weaknesses in various methodologies within the area. 


Teaching pattern

​​Two hour lecture in the morning and two hour seminar/tutorial in the afternoon (Monday-Friday).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • you should be currently enrolled at an international higher education institution.

If your first language is not English, you must meet our minimum proficiency level:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score of 6.0, with no sub test less than 5.5
  • we also accept equivalent scores in other recognised qualifications such as ibTOEFL, CAE, CPE and more.

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