Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology (MSc)

University of Groningen

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 14350

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About Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology at University of Groningen

Past victimization, previous offending, psychopathology, aggression, being male: Which of these variables might be the best predictor of future violent (re)offending?

And which variables might increase the chance of(re)victimization? How can interventions help to prevent crime? Howcan victims of violence and crime overcome theirvictimization?

If you are intrigued by questions about thepsychology of violence and crime, and you are not satisfied witheasy answers, consider entering the Master's degree programme'Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology'. In our programme weaim to understand acts of violence and crime from both the victims'and the offenders' perspective.

You will gain a theoretical insight into thecorrelates of violence and crime and their consequences. Moreoveryou will acquire practical skills to enable you to assess andintervene in both offender and victim contexts. Our uniqueintegrative approach aims to highlight the many psychologicalnuances between the black-and-white of the victim and offenderdichotomy.

Past victimization, previous offending, psychopathology, aggression, being male: Which of these variables might be the best predictor of future violent (re)offending?

And which variables might increase the chance of(re)victimization? How can interventions help to prevent crime? Howcan victims of violence and crime overcome theirvictimization?

If you are intrigued by questions about thepsychology of violence and crime, and you are not satisfied witheasy answers, consider entering the Master's degree programme'Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology'. In this programmewe aim to understand acts of violence and crime from both thevictims' and the offenders' perspective.

You will gain a theoretical insight into thecorrelates of violence and crime and their consequences. Moreoveryou will acquire practical skills to enable you to assess andintervene in both offender and victim contexts. Our uniqueintegrative approach aims to highlight the many psychologicalnuances between the black-and-white of the victim and offenderdichotomy.

After your studies

Job prospects

The programme gives you the knowledge and skills to obtain aposition in the field of: (forensic) mental health care,penitentiary institutions, victim support services, offender-victimmediation, educational settings, social work, crime prevention.

The programme gives you the knowledge and skills to obtain aposition in the field of: (forensic) mental health care,penitentiary institutions, victim support services, offender-victimmediation, educational settings, social work, crime prevention.

Job examples

  • Psychologist in very different settings e.g.:
    • (forensic) mental health care,
    • penitentiary institutions,
    • victim support services, offender-victim mediation,
    • educational settings,
    • social work,
    • crime prevention.
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Study options for this course

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
All Research universities

Via a pre-master

More information:

De toelatingcommissie baseert toelating en evt. pre-master vanexterne studenten op basis van vooropleiding. Afronding bachelornoodzakelijk. Pre-master start in september.

PsychologyUniversity of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

You are admissable with the Bachelor degree.

PsychologyAll Research universities

Deficiency program

More information:

Students with a Psychology Bachelor degree from otheruniversities are admissible after approval by Admission MasterPsychology. See http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication#proceduresfor more information

Psychology (EN)University of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

You are admissible with the Bachelor degree.

Toegepaste PsychologieAll Universities of applied sciences

Deficiency program

Additional requirements:
  • knowledge minimum
More information:
  • Diploma van een Bachelor opleiding
  • Gevolgd deficiëntie-programma (pre-master programma) vanin principe 60 EC
  • Voldoende Statistiekkennis voor pre-master programma
  • Voor Engelstalige tracks, voldoen aan de taaleis, zie http://www.rug.nl/(...)ch-modules/taaleisen

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics andResearch Methodology then we offer the possibility to takepre-master courses. The Admissions Office will inform you if youwould qualify for this. For more information have a look at the SPOsite about this premaster: http://spo-groningen.nl/(...)esearch-methodology/

language test

Non-native English speakers must provide evidence ofsatisfactory results for one of the standard tests. For anoverview, please see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ch-modules/taaleisen

other admission requirements

To ensure the quality of our education, there will be capacityconstraints of 30 students for the Master Track 'Clinical ForensicPsychology and Victimology'. Students interested in the ClinicalForensic Psychology & Victimology track need to enroll inStudielink before 1 May in order to participate in the selectionprocess (which wil take place later on in May).

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics andResearch Methodology then we offer the possibility to takepre-master courses. The Admissions Office will inform you if youwould qualify for this. For more information have a look at the SPOsite about this premaster: http://spo-groningen.nl/(...)esearch-methodology/

language test

Non-native English speakers must provide evidence ofsatisfactory results for one of the standard tests. For anoverview, please see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ch-modules/taaleisen

other admission requirements

To ensure the quality of our education, there will be capacityconstraints of 30 students for the Master Track 'Clinical ForensicPsychology and Victimology'. Students interested in the ClinicalForensic Psychology & Victimology track need to enroll inStudielink before 1 May in order to participate in the selectionprocess (which wil take place later on in May).

Registration procedure

The admission requirements depend on the prior education.

On the webpages of the Master programme Psychology you find afull description of applicationprocedures and admission requirements.

De toelatingseisen hangen af van de vooropleiding.

Uitgebreide informatie vind je op de pagina's Aanmeldenen Toelatingvan de Masteropleiding Psychologie.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)C1
CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)C1
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL computer based237
TOEFL internet based90

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