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Psychology with Forensic Scene Investigation

Abertay University

Content

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

2023 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at ABBB including English or an English based subject plus English and Maths at National 5.

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

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

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

C816

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Applied Science

Department

Psychology

SCQF Level

10