Are you ambitious, self-critical and eager to learn? Are you curious about the psychology of people who come into contact with the law? And would you like to pursue a career in forensic mental health? Then Forensic Psychology might be the perfect programme for you. It will provide you with a mix of theoretical and empirical knowledge. You will study scientific literature in relation to real-life problems and work on projects in small tutorial groups. Furthermore, the programme includes hands-on training in forensic assessment, therapy and expert witness skills. After graduation, you will be qualified to work in prisons, forensic psychiatric facilities, police services, probation services, and in areas such as child protection and domestic violence.
Led by the Forensic Psychology section.
Meet Eefje: the student ambassador for the master Forensic 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 Eefje through her Instagram page; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.
Are you interested in one of the master's programmes at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience? Find out more about our faculty, master's programmes and what it's like to be a student at Maastricht University, at one of the following information events.
Mareike’s extra mile in health: “Contributing to equal chances for everyone in the criminal system, regardless of their psychological state, race, religion or cultural background.”
I’m considering changing my address to that of the library, since I spend more time there than at home
This programme is known by many lead academics and practitioners in the field, so it really boosts your employability and gives you the tools to further advance your career.
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