Faculty of Life Sciences (University)
Programme structure Psychology with focus on Forensic Psychology (Master of Science)
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Voices of our teaching staff
»For me, forensic psychology is one of the most fascinating areas of psychology. Do true statements differ from untrue statements?” “How can we assess the risk for re-offence” “Which methods can we use to assess child welfare?” etc. The importance of the field forensic psychology has increased over the past few years. We deal with the application of psychological theories, methods and findings on legal situations. Special emphasis is put on the psycho-diagnostic assessments for court and other judicial institutions (e.g. credibility-, prognosis-, family psychological assessment), on psychological work in prison regimes, and on research in the areas of prevention, victimology and police psychology. The Master degree Psychology with focus on Forensic Psychology qualifies for a professional, scientifically-based work in these fields of interest. Herein, students acquire key technical, as well as practically relevant and methodological skills.«
Dual Master degree with Psychology with focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Within the duration of just one additional year of study, graduates of the Master degree Psychology with focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at MSH can acquire a second Master degree in Psychology with focus on Forensic Psychology. The Master degrees build on the foundations of professional decision-making and responsibility skills. Study content of this module can be accredited in the second Master degree. Within the duration of two semesters, you acquire technical skills of the Master degree Psychology with focus on Forensic Psychology and you proof your academic skill in the subsequent Master thesis.
The dual degree qualifies you specifically to work in the field of prison regime and psychiatric hospitals, due to your clinical and forensic technical expertise. Forensic psychologists are involved in the planning, conduct and assessment of criminals’ therapeutic- and re-socialisation means, and assess their criminal liability or risk of re-offence in line with expert reports.