Taught course

Forensic and Neuropsychological Perspectives in Face-Processing

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent in psychology. Less standard/traditional qualifications and relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Relevant subjects: Forensic and biological sciences or psychology

Months of entry


Course content

Bournemouth University has one of the largest face-processing laboratories in the UK, and our academic staff have expertise in neuropsychological disorders of face-processing and forensic applications of face-processing research. This expertise is central to the delivery of the course, where you will learn about the detection, management and potential remediation of face-processing disorders, including those with acquired, progressive, developmental or neuropsychiatric origins.

Through the study of contemporary issues in face-processing research, the fascinating programme of study is especially relevant if you hope to become a researcher in this area and/or are seeking further professional development by gaining a unique and relevant qualification in an increasingly difficult job market.

You will also gain key technological skills that are required for face-processing research. There will be training in the manipulation of facial stimuli, instruction in programming, and consideration of methodological issues and experimental design. Using our state-of-the-art research equipment, including eye-tracking, tDCS, EEG and when possible MRI, you will get plenty of practical, hands-on experience. These skills will be fundamental for the research project, in which you will carry out an experimental investigation addressing a novel research question in the field.

Core Modules:

  • Experimental Issues in Face-Processing Research
  • Forensic Perspectives in Face-Processing Research
  • Clinical Perspectives in Face-Processing
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Key Transferable Skills - Presentation & Scientific Writing
  • Research Project

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (academic) 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 961 916