Psychology with Forensic Scene Investigation BSc (Hons)

Why Study Abertay's BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Forensic Scene Investigation?

We will teach you how to use forensic processes and apply analytical psychology to police investigations. You will learn how to investigate crime scenes and the motivation behind the crimes involved.

The first two years of this 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 pathway, covering forensic scene examination, evidence processing and interpretation. 

Our experienced academics are experts in criminal investigation and forensic science. We will give you a thorough understanding of this world, and you can study topics such as:

  • Crime scene examination and management.
  • Interpretation and presentation of evidence.
  • Applying behaviour to major crime investigations.
  • Applying memory research from crime scene to court.
  • Understanding the language of the judicial system.

Psychology is both an experimental and observational science. This means you will observe and measure human behaviour, tackle literature 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
CF64 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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