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.
Meet Kate: 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 Kate through her Instagram page; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.
If you're thinking about starting a master's programme at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, but you need some more information. You can visit this page to find out all about our master events, our student ambassadors, and where to find more information.
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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