Psychology with Forensic Investigation (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS

Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology with Forensic Investigation (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Focusing on current research and practice, this course covers psychological theories and processes within the criminal justice system and will give you an in-depth understanding of the UK criminal investigation process. Why study BA (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Investigation (with Foundation Year option) at BU?

  • Using state-of-the-art facilities, apply the concepts and principles of psychology to criminal investigation settings
  • Learn from forensic investigation experts about the criminal investigation process and relevant legal issues
  • Graduate with research skills and methods to investigate human behaviour and cognitive processes within the criminal justice system
  • Develop transferable skills including critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and professional practice
  • Work with world-leading researchers on projects through the Research Apprenticeship Scheme - many of our students have published work with members of the staff
  • Opportunity to take an optional 4-week or 30-week placement in industry to give you essential real-world experience and begin building a network of professional contacts - 95% of our graduates are in employment or further education after 15 months.
Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.


During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Applied Sciences, Academic and Professional Study Skills, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Psychology, Mathematics in Science and a Foundation Year Project. Year 1 core units include: Experimental Methods & Statistical Analysis | Qualitative Research Methods | Biological & Cognitive Psychology | Social Psychology & Individual Differences | Developmental & Clinical Psychology | Introduction to Forensic Investigation

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17800 Year 1
International £17800 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Psychology with Forensic Investigation (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS