About the courseStudy in New Zealand’s only postgraduate programme in forensic psychology. Examine psychological theory and research in the legal and criminal justice field. Explore how it relates to policy and practice in areas such as adult corrections, family violence, youth offending and child eyewitness interviewing. Develop clinically relevant skills and learn to use a range of research techniques to address forensic psychology research questions. Youll be able to design, conduct, present and publish research that can make a real difference to peoples lives. Taught by the School of Psychology, youll work in modern research labs alongside staff who are international leaders in their field. You might also spend time doing fieldwork at forensic agencies and voluntary organisations that provide services for offenders. The MSc will take you between two and two and half years of full-time study or up to four years part time. In the first year of your MSc youll take several courses related to your specialist subject area. Next, youll carry out in-depth supervised research for 12–15 months and write a thesis. During your studies you might also author publications for peer-reviewed journals.
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AboutVictoria University of Wellington is one of the country’s oldest institutions and is situated in New Zealand’s capital, with three campuses in the city. It is often recognised for its academic excellence, including being ranked among the top two percent of the worlds universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
The university is placed in the top one percent of universities globally for 19 of its subjects including communication and media studies, psychology, religious studies, geography, law, library and information management, linguistics, performing arts, development studies, and politics and international studies.
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Te Aro Campus - Victoria University of Wellington
139,Vivian Street, Te Aro 6011Open in maps See all courses at this campus
The Te Aro Campus has two buildings, with the reception located in the University’s striking red building at 139 Vivian Street. A purpose-built space, Wigan Building, has been leased directly behind 139 Vivian Street, allowing consolidation of the whole Faculty within one location. Te Aro campus is close to Cuba Street, one of the main café areas in Wellington, and there are also supermarkets and convenience stores nearby.