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Psychology with Applied Forensic Investigation

University of West London
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

Would you like to know what makes people behave and think in the way that they do? If you are interested in understanding the processes influencing how people think, behave, feel and interact as well as having a grounding in forensic investigation, then this is the course for you.

We are the best University in London for Forensic Science according to the Complete University Guide 2017 and rank in the top 15 for this subject in the whole of the UK. We’ve achieved this by combining excellent facilities with an innovative range of learning methods, including newly refurbished crime scene rooms.

University of West London (UWL) offers one of the longest established psychology courses. Our courses have been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1986. This well-established course, with its long-standing experience in teaching core BPS content, offers a fresh and contemporary insight into the study of human behaviour.

You will have the opportunity to gain a firm understanding of forensic investigation in a lab context, for example examining:
• blood spatter
• DNA evidence
• the investigative process.
Teaching on the course is informed by staff expertise and research ensuring that the course remains contemporary and relevant to real world issues. We also regularly invite experts from the field of psychology and forensic investigation to contribute to the teaching on the course, providing expertise from multiple applied areas of the disciplines.

We have your careers in mind and aim to assist you in obtaining your goals by inviting a range of practicing psychologists to offer insight and advice on careers in psychology and related areas.

During the course you will undertake work experience, learning to relate the theoretical knowledge gained on the course and applying it to the world of work and real life experiences.

Past students have completed their work experience in a range of settings including:
• victim support schemes
• drug support schemes
• after school clubs
• market research.
We pride ourselves on providing a highly supportive environment. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will work with you and support you during your time at UWL. We have an open-door policy and there will be someone on hand to offer academic and pastoral support when needed.

On successful completion of the course employment opportunities are wide-ranging, encompassing both the field of psychology and forensics.

Graduates from this course go on to careers in a wide range of public and private sector professions, including positions in social and welfare organisations, business and finance, education, marketing and advertising to name but a few.

You may wish to undertake postgraduate study in your subject or even explore something new.

About this institute

University of West London

At the University of West London, we aim to inspire you to become a creative professional and connect you to an exciting and rewarding career. Based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, we have highly qualified staff with a wealth ofexperience...

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