Master’s degree for continuing education Legal Psychology with area of concentration in Forensic Psychology (Statement Validity Analysis and Child Custody Evaluation)

Study Discipline: Law Studies
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


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Delve into the captivating intersection of psychology and the legal system with our Master’s degree program in Legal Psychology, specializing in Forensic Psychology. This dynamic field explores the intricate application of psychological principles within legal contexts, unraveling complexities ranging from criminal behavior analyses to the psychology behind judicial decision-making.

Our program transcends traditional boundaries, offering a forward-thinking curriculum that prepares students to navigate emerging trends and challenges in the field. Through a blend of theoretical insights and practical experience, students embark on a transformative journey toward becoming adept practitioners in forensic psychology.


Unlock the doors to a world of opportunities with our specialized Master’s program in Legal Psychology, focusing on Forensic Psychology at the University of Bonn. Designed to meet the evolving demands of the legal landscape, this program equips students with the expertise needed to excel as court experts.

Dive deep into the realms of statement validity analysis and child custody evaluation, mastering techniques that are pivotal in judicial proceedings. With a faculty comprising industry experts and a curriculum grounded in research and practical application, students embark on a journey of academic excellence and professional growth.

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
  • Advanced Forensic Psychology
  • Statement Validity Analysis Techniques
  • Child Custody Evaluation Methods
  • Psychology and Law: Ethical Considerations
  • Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
  • Special Topics in Legal Psychology
  • Practicum in Forensic Settings
  • Applied Case Studies in Forensic Psychology

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

Embark on a rewarding career path as a graduate of our Master’s program in Legal Psychology, specializing in Forensic Psychology. Our alumni stand as shining examples of success, occupying influential roles as court experts, forensic psychologists, and esteemed researchers. With a comprehensive skill set and a profound understanding of legal psychology, graduates are well-equipped to meet the demands of a dynamic job market. As industry pioneers, they play a pivotal role in shaping legal proceedings and driving positive change in society.

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