Master’s degree for continuing education Legal Psychology with area of concentration in Criminal Psychology (Psychology in Prisons and Forensic Hospitals)

Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Legal psychology, as a dynamic sub-discipline of psychology, intersects with the intricate realms of law and human behavior. This innovative Master’s degree program in Legal Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Psychology delves deep into the application of psychological theories and methods within the legal system.

From deciphering criminal behavior to crafting insightful prognoses and preventive strategies, students explore the multifaceted dimensions of forensic psychology. Moreover, the program goes beyond traditional boundaries, scrutinizing the nuanced interplay between psychological concepts like “will” and “intent” and the judicial process itself.


Embark on a transformative academic journey at the University of Bonn, where legal psychology meets cutting-edge research and real-world application. This specialized Master’s program is meticulously crafted to equip aspiring psychologists with the expertise needed to navigate the complex landscape of criminal psychology.

Through a blend of theoretical insights and hands-on experience, students unlock the door to diverse career opportunities in psychological services within prisons and forensic hospitals. Beyond the confines of academia, graduates emerge as catalysts for change, shaping the future of legal psychology with their unparalleled insights and analytical prowess.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline (at least 180 ECTS credits)
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • Minimum grade of 2.5 or local equivalent
  • A minimum of one year of relevant work experience
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Psychology of Crime and Violence
  • Advanced Research Methods in Legal Psychology
  • Ethics in Forensic Psychology
  • Psychopathology and Criminal Behavior
  • Law and Psychology: Intersectionality
  • Practicum in Forensic Settings

Tuition: €5,000 per year

Master’s degree programs for continuing education are subject to tuition. The amount of tuition depends on the range of courses offered in the particular degree program and is based the program’s scale of charges.

Future Career Outcomes

Step into the realm of possibilities with a Master’s degree in Legal Psychology from the University of Bonn. Our alumni stand as testaments to the program’s success, occupying pivotal roles in diverse sectors, from forensic institutions to academic arenas. Equipped with a comprehensive skill set and a profound understanding of human behavior, graduates spearhead initiatives, drive policy reforms, and make meaningful contributions to society. Join a league of trailblazers and embark on a fulfilling journey where your passion for psychology intersects with the pursuit of justice.

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