Psychology with Forensic and Investigative Psychology
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.
You can switch to another Psychology pathway if you develop an interest in a particular topic later on. See 'How the course works' below for full details.
This Psychology with Forensic and Investigative Psychology degree is accredited is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and its core areas follow the curriculum set out by the BPS. This accreditation is essential for students who want to become a Chartered Psychologist, and means that successful graduates are eligible to apply for further professional psychology training.
Our BSc (Hons) Psychology course scored an impressive 95% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS).
Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't just take our word for it:
- UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
- UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021).
- UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).