Master

Legal Psychology

How reliable are eyewitness testimonies? Which tests can you use to detect malingers? You'll explore topics like this in the specialisation in Legal Psychology. This programme, the only one of its kind in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, includes courses on topics such as lie detection, eyewitness testimonies, interrogation techniques and false confessions. By combining theory with practical skills, you’ll be equipped with all the training you need to pursue a career in police investigation units, juvenile offenders’ institutions, child protective services and high-security forensic facilities.

Led by the Forensic Psychology section.

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Master's Open Day March 2019

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Meet Yara: the student ambassador for the specialisation Legal Psychology.

On her Instagram account she shares her study experiences, moments of her life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peak of your possible future!

If you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Yara through her Instagram page or via webchat; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.

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  • Yara’s extra mile in health: “Coming to study in an international environment here in Maastricht where I can learn about other cultures and other perspectives on psychology”
    Yara Levtova, student ambassador Legal Psychology [student Master in Forensic Psychology]
  • This master thoroughly covers the influence of human psychology on all aspects of the law
    Sanne Houben, Psychology, Psychology and Law

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