London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Investigative Forensic Psychology

The course is delivered by academic staff and guest practitioners with specialist knowledge and research experience in the area, providing a thorough grounding in this dynamic new discipline; it provides students with a thorough theoretical and applied knowledge of the psychological issues and research related to the investigation of crime and the courtroom.

Entry requirements

Degree at 2.2 level in psychology, criminology, or forensic/social sciences or APEL from a relevant professional environment; international students must have IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (print-based) or TOEFL 90 (internet-based) or Cambridge Proficiency Advanced Grade C.

Course modules

Modules include: Witness psychology; psychological aspects of investigation; investigative research methods 1; investigative research methods 2; vulnerable witnesses and suspects; decision making in the forensic context; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, reports, essays, review papers, research proposals, examinations and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (home fees) 18 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 18 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,890 per Academic year (home fees) 28 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,890 per Academic year (overseas fees) 28 months
Certificate of Professional Development Full-time - 18 months
Certificate of Professional Development Part-time - 28 months
PgCert Full-time - 18 months
PgCert Part-time - 28 months
PgDip Full-time - 18 months
PgDip Part-time - 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7815 6100