London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Forensic and investigative psychology is a fascinating specialist area of psychology. Topics include offender profiling, techniques used for interviewing witnesses and suspects, detecting deception, the application of psychology in the courtroom, and research in to effective methods for interviewing vulnerable witnesses and suspects.

Course Modules

Year 1: psychological research methods 1; introducing psychological approaches; introducing real world psychology; psychological research methods 2; exploring psychological approaches; exploring real world psychology. Year 2; psychological research methods 3; the psychology of learning and memory; the psychology of feelings; psychological research methods 4; the psychology of behaviour with others; the psychology of thinking and communication. Year 3: empirical project. Plus four options from: psychology of mental health; health psychology; forensic psychology or investigative psychology (one of these modules is compulsory for this route); development of brain and behaviour in infancy; psychopharmacology; psychology of addictive behaviours; psychology of group processes; extended essay; thinking: past, present and future; developmental disorders; art, awareness and the brain; applied psychometrics; neuropsychology; counselling psychology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • Tariff 120-128
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 31%

Total Coursework: 67%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation