Taught course

Investigative Forensic Psychology - PT

London South Bank University · Psychology

Entry requirements

Graduates with a minimum first degree at 2:2 level/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in Psychology, Criminology, or Forensic/Social Sciences or be able to demonstrate APEL from a relevant professional environment. Applicants will be assessed on the suitability of their professional experience. (Plus English and Maths GCSE, C or above or equivalent). We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology has been developed in consultation with the Metropolitan Police Crime Academy. It is one of the few MSc courses in the country to focus on the criminal investigation aspects of forensic psychology. The course is delivered by academic staff and guest practitioners with specialist knowledge and research experience in the area, providing a thorough grounding in this dynamic new discipline. It will provide you with a thorough theoretical and applied knowledge of the psychological issues and research related to the investigation of crime and the courtroom.

During the course you'll be introduced to topics such as: interviewing suspects and witnesses, detecting deception and the problem of suggestibility; factors that impact on the accuracy in police line-ups; offender profiling and decision making during investigative and legal processes. In addition issues surrounding vulnerable witnesses and suspects will be investigated and the role of expert witnesses will be explained and reviewed. The final part of this course will be an empirically-based research project.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. See: www.lsbu.ac.uk/international/englishRequirement

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
28 months

Course contact details

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