Investigative Forensic Psychology (MSc)

the United Kingdom

For more information about Investigative Forensic Psychology at Bournemouth University, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 8750 per total

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14750 per total

All study options

About Investigative Forensic Psychology at Bournemouth University

Why study MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology at BU?

  • Learn about the underlying theories regarding the psychology of investigations and consider areas such as how face-processing can assist identification of individuals 
  • Explore different offence types – sexual offending, murder and violent crime, group offending, and different forms of cyber-crime 
  • Investigate and scrutinise violent mocked-up crime scenes to provide investigative evidence and learn how to present expert witness testimony in a mock court 
  • Evaluate victims, witnesses, suspects and offenders as well as the environment, geography and time to create fieldwork and case studies based on real experiences 
  • Benefit from the expert knowledge of our academics and guest speakers, including the Course Leader Dr Terri Cole who shares her extensive experience as a behavioural investigative adviser and serious crime analyst  
  • Develop transferable skills like writing grant proposals and how to publish research as well as working closely with a member of staff for your research topic, perhaps linked to your future career aspirations. 

Superb facilities

You will have access to our superb facilities, including an on-campus crime scene training centre, mock courtrooms and psychology testing suites with the latest eye-tracking and face-processing equipment.  

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8750 per totalInternational course feesGBP 14750 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Part-time study: Your tuition fees will be charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee

For fees and funding information, please visit

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading. or equivalent. For more information see our full entry requirements.

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