Psychology with Forensic and Investigative Psychology BSc (Hons)
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Psychology with Forensic and Investigative Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Why Study Abertay's BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Forensic and Investigative Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. Our degree with Forensic and Investigative Psychology teaches you how psychological theory and research can be applied to forensic settings like police investigations, the court room, and the prison service.

The first two years of this flexible degree are designed to help you dig deeper into the science behind the way humans think, feel, and behave. In years three and four, you take more advanced options related to your specialist degree pathway. You'll discover just how vital psychology is to criminal investigations.

Our academic experts will give you a thorough understanding of this fascinating world, including how to:

  • Analyse offender motives.
  • Understand offending behaviour.
  • Evaluate eyewitness testimony.
  • Profile missing people.
  • Understand the language of the judicial system.
  • Support vulnerable witnesses, victims and offenders.
  • Assess and treat of a variety of criminal behaviours.

An analytical approach is needed to evaluate the different kinds of criminal behaviour involved in investigations. You'll learn how to observe behaviour, tackle literature-based research and develop, test and evaluate theories. This culminates in conducting your own supervised research project in your final year, which is one of the corner stones of your degree.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration
C816 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

Please note: All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.  National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths and Application of Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths.

Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:

One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology

If there is a subject that does not appear, please contact our Admissions Office ( who will be able to confirm whether or not it would be considered for entry.

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