Why study MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology at BU?
- Learn about the underlying theories regarding the psychology of investigations and consider areas such as how face-processing can assist identification of individuals
- Explore different offence types – sexual offending, murder and violent crime, group offending, and different forms of cyber-crime
- Investigate and scrutinise violent mocked-up crime scenes to provide investigative evidence and learn how to present expert witness testimony in a mock court
- Evaluate victims, witnesses, suspects and offenders as well as the environment, geography and time to create fieldwork and case studies based on real experiences
- Benefit from the expert knowledge of our academics and guest speakers, including the Course Leader Dr Terri Cole who shares her extensive experience as a behavioural investigative adviser and serious crime analyst
- Develop transferable skills like writing grant proposals and how to publish research as well as working closely with a member of staff for your research topic, perhaps linked to your future career aspirations.
You will have access to our superb facilities, including an on-campus crime scene training centre, mock courtrooms and psychology testing suites with the latest eye-tracking and face-processing equipment.
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Next start date:
January 2023, September 2023, January 2024
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
September start: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, January start: 1 year full-time (no part-time start option for January)
For January 2023: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject, or equivalent.
For September 2023 and January 2024: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components. For more information check out our full entry requirements.