Psychology with Forensic Scene Investigation

Abertay University


You will learn how to use forensic processes and apply analytical psychology to police investigations and how to investigate crime scenes and the motivation behind the crimes involved.

The first two years of this degree are designed to help you dig deeper into the science behind the way humans think, feel, and behave. In years three and four you take more advanced options related to your specialist pathway, covering forensic scene examination, evidence processing and interpretation.

The university's experienced academics are experts in criminal investigation and forensic science. We will give you a thorough understanding of this world, and you can study topics such as:
Crime scene examination and management; Interpretation and presentation of evidence; Applying behaviour to major crime investigations; Applying memory research from crime scene to court; Understanding the language of the judicial system.

Psychology is both an experimental and observational science. This means you will observe and measure human behaviour, tackle literature research, and develop, test, and evaluate theories. This culminates in conducting your own supervised research project in your final year, which is one of the corner stones of your degree.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 Highers at ABBB including English or an English based subject plus English and Maths at National 5. Higher Applications of Maths accepted

Widening access entry: 3 Highers at BBC including English or another English based subject at B plus English and Maths at National 5. Higher Applications of Maths accepted

For entry to second year, you must have 3 Advanced Highers at AAB including one from English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, History, Modern Studies or Physics.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Applied Sciences


Psychology and Forensic Sciences

SCQF Level