The AIM Overseas Forensic Psychology program, taught at Maastricht University gives students the opportunity to learn the applications of psychology associated with the legal system along with issues and problems that arise when psychology is applied. 

The program contains four main themes and incorporates lectures, tutorials, case studies, experiments and discussion. The first topic is eyewitness memory which includes eyewitness identification and children’s false memories. The second topic is interviewing and interrogation during which students lean about police interrogation techniques, deception detection and false confessions. Cognitive biases in the legal context is the third topic and students will explore interpretation and reliability of forensic evidence and the role of biases in expert’s decisions. As the final (fourth) topic, students will learn about the association of mental illness and crime – more specifically the psychopathic mind, the psychology of sex offenders and the effect of sex offender registration laws.

Fields of study

  • Psychology

You can contact UQ Abroad for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest. More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the AIM Overseas website.  

Credit equivalent

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 7.5 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM Overseas

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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Costs

The program fee ranges from $6,290 - $6,490 AUD.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.

Accommodation 

Accommodation is included in the program fee. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 03 January 2019
End: 25 January 2019

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*


*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only