University of East London

School of Psychology

Criminal and Investigative Psychology masters degree


School of Psychology

Water Lane

Stratford, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degree Offered:

MSc Criminal and Investigative Psychology, Post Graduate Certificate Criminal and Investigative Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma Criminal and Investigative Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Criminal and Investigative Psychology (CIP) offers students the opportunity to learn about the new theoretical research and policy intervention for CIP. It allows students to engage directly with the research and with professionals in the area whilst giving a firm understanding and basis for analysis of CIP. The program brings together theory, research and practice to equip students with a background across the main criminal investigative approaches and across a wide range of areas of practice. The program is delivered by experienced forensic academic psychologists with visiting speakers from investigative centers and the civil service. This program applies psychological theories about criminal behavior to investigative issues. The topics included in the program are for the most part dictated by what issues investigators contend with, and how they function on a daily basis. Therefore, students will be introduced to the underlying skills that investigating psychologists use in making decisions, interviewing and case formulation, together with related theories and research evidence. The program has a strong practical focus with assessment based on the application of criminal theory through discussion, presentations and written assignments.


Validated by the University of East London.

International Student Requirements:

Students should have a university degree with a minimum 2.2 UK GPA or equivalent (approximately 3.0 GPA in the US). Non native English speakers will need an IELTS with a score of 6.5 or higher (or equivalent).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Students can use a variety of different types of financial aid (including FAFSA) to study at UEL.

# of Credits Required: 180 credits

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): £1900 for 30 credit module (approximately $3200.00 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 11300 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 19500 USD