Clinical Criminology MSc/Diploma

Clinical Criminology MSc/Diploma

This programme is designed to help professionals currently working in applied settings, including forensic mental health, the Police, Social Services, and the National Offender Management Service, to develop skills relevant to their practice. Two routes are available through this programme.

One is for practitioners working directly with offenders or victims and involves working on a detailed case study. The second focuses on new developments in forensic psychology and forensic linguistics which apply to the investigation and prosecution of serious crimes. Applicants for the second route do not need to be working directly with victims or offenders.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, taught

Study Options: Part time

Duration: 2 years part-time

Start date: September

Contact

Programme Leader:
Dr Jessica Woodhams
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6937
Email: J.Woodhams@bham.ac.uk

Admissions enquiries:
Student Recruitment Team
Email: forensicpsych-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Details

The design of the course allows for flexibilityin the modules covered depending on yourcircumstances. For those working directlywith offenders or victims there is a 'casestudy route' where you will apply your learningto an offender or victim with whom you areworking in practice. For those who do notwork with victims or offenders directly thereis an alternative 'research route' wherebyyou would study aspects of behavioural andlinguistic investigation and evidence, andconduct a linkage analysis. Both the Diplomaand the Masters programme are run on amodular basis incorporating tuition, practiceand research.

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Modules

Case Study route modules

(Credits shown in brackets)

Year A - Offender Issues 

  • Module 1: Psychological theories and the understanding of crime (10) 
  • Module 2: Psychology, law enforcement and criminal justice (10) 
  • Module 3: Working with offenders (10) 
  • Module 7: Reflective/Practice diary (20) 
  • Module 9: Case study methods (10) 
  • Module 10: Case study (40)  

Year B - Victim Issues

Module 4: Assessment (Offenders and victims) (10) 

  • Module 5: Forensic psychotherapy and professional issues (10) 
  • Module 6: Psychology and the court system (10) 
  • Module 11: Forensic research study methods and statistics (10) 
  • Module 12: Research project (40) 
* Students on the 'case study route' who wish to take the Diploma after their first year will need to complete a Work Place report (20 credits).

Research route modules

(Credits shown in brackets)

Year A - Offender Issues 

  • Module 1: Psychological theories and the understanding of crime (10) 
  • Module 2: Psychology, law enforcement and criminal justice (10) 
  • Module 11: Research study methods (10) 
  • Module 13: Psychological skills (10) 
Module 14: Behavioural and linguistic investigation and evidence (40)

Year B - Victim Issues 

  • Module 4: Assessment (Offenders and victims) (10) 
  • Module 6: Psychology and the court system (10) 
  • Module 7: Reflective diary (20) 
  • Module 15: Research dissertation (60) 
* Students on the 'research route' who wish to take the Diploma after their first year will complete Module 8 Systematic Reviews (40 credits)

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU students only £5,535 PT, PGDip £3,690 PT

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Scholarships and studentships
Self-funding course or employer sponsored

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

For further information contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a relevant degree (at least a second-class Honours). Applicants with alternative qualifications should contact the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology to determine their eligibility. Applicants for the case study route through this qualification must be working with victims or offenders in a professional capacity.

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International students

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

How to apply

Deadline for applications is 24 February 2014. For enquiries after this deadline please email Jessica Woodhams for further discussion (j.woodhams@bham.ac.uk).

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When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Contact

Programme Leader:
Dr Jessica Woodhams
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6937
Email: J.Woodhams@bham.ac.uk

Admissions enquiries:
Student Recruitment Team
Email: forensicpsych-admissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk