Taught course

Investigative Forensic Psychology

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent..

Months of entry


Course content

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. 

Superb facilities

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.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please check Bournemouth University course website for the latest tuition fees information.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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