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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- focusses on applying cognitive psychology to legal issues
- unique in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
- opportunities to participate in ongoing research
- 1-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
- starts in September
- weekly: 6-8 hrs classes/practicals, 2-4 hrs lectures, 25 hrs independent study
- you’ll get an MSc in Psychology
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Iris’ extra mile in health: “I strive for equal rights. By completing this Master, I hope I can contribute to unbiased processes in court.”
This master thoroughly covers the influence of human psychology on all aspects of the law
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