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Focusing on current research and practice, this Psychology with Forensic Investigation (Hons) course at Bournemouth University covers psychological theories and processes within the criminal justice system and will give you an in-depth understanding of the UK criminal investigation process.

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Overview

Why study BA (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Investigation at BU?

  • Using state-of-the-art facilities, apply the concepts and principles of psychology to criminal investigation settings. 
  • Learn from forensic investigation experts about the criminal investigation process and relevant legal issues. 
  • Graduate with research skills and methods to investigate human behaviour and cognitive processes within the criminal justice system.  
  • Develop transferable skills including critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and professional practice. 
  • Work with world-leading researchers on projects through the Research Apprenticeship Scheme - many of our students have published work with members of the staff.  
  • Opportunity to take an optional 4-week or 30-week placement in industry to give you essential real-world experience and begin building a network of professional contacts.
Foundation year:

We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Careers

Accredited by the BPS, this Psychology with Forensic Investigation (Hons) course at Bournemouth University  will be widely recognised by employers. Our degree will prepare you for a range of careers including security and forensic, criminal investigation, cybersecurity, online training, teaching, management consultancy, social media marketing and advertising, health promotion and personnel work. 

This degree will also provide a basis for postgraduate studies for professional or academic careers in Psychology as to some extent they all use technology (e.g. forensic, educational, occupational, sports, clinical and health psychology). 

Accreditation

Accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics & Research Methods
  • Research Methods & Analysis
  • Developmental & Applied Forensic Investigation
  • Personality, Intelligence & Social Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognition & Language
Foundation year:
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Applied Sciences
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Mathematics in Science
  • Foundation Year Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 112-128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. 

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components or equivalent. 

Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry onto Year 1 for September 2021 and September 2022 entry:

  • Chinese Senior High School Graduation Certificate (Huikao) average 80%, or Gaokao 66-76%. Grade depends on the course
  • Hong Kong HKDSE Diploma (4,4,3 to 4,4,4 from three subjects). Grade depends on the course
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Standard XII) 65-75%
  • Italian Esame di Stato with 65-75%. Grade depends on the course
  • Titulo de Bachillerato with 6.5 or 7.5. Grade depends on course

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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