Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology

Edinburgh Napier University


Sighthill Campus


Studying applied criminology and forensic psychology at postgraduate level will allow you to develop a range of analytical and practical skills benefitting you as a practitioner or researcher.

You’ll have the opportunity of a work placement alongside specialised modules covering mediation, international criminology, assessment of offenders, child protection and advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. These modules will give you a valuable set of skills for both employment and further research.

Your tutors will be research-active staff who are experts in their field. You’ll also benefit from external practitioners who bring their practical skills and experience to the course.

Subjects include:
Advanced Forensic Psychology; Advanced Research Skills; Child Protection in Context; Community Safety and Mediation; Criminal Justice in Practice; Current Topics in Crime; International and Comparative Criminology; Practical Forensic Psychology; Specialist and Investigative Journalism; Work Placement; Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in a related subject such as social sciences, criminology, psychology, sociology, law, humanities, forensic nursing, policing. Those with a 2:2 degree should contact the programme leader.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Criminology, Psychology and Sociology

SCQF Level