This course is run as a franchise with Solent University. You will study 2 years of a Foundation Diploma at Bournemouth and Poole College (Lansdowne Campus) and then have the opportunity to achieve a top-up BSc in the subject by attending Solent University in the final year gaining a BSc (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Forensic Psychology.
A skills-based and practical delivery pattern that provides real-world learning opportunities and transferable skills to produce Criminal Investigation with Forensic Psychology graduates who learn and work autonomously and who are equipped for their future careers.
Blending criminal investigation with forensic psychology, this specialist degree is designed to give you highly relevant skills, knowledge, and professional skills for a great career in criminology, criminal justice, and similar sectors.
The skills developed are benchmarked against the requirements of Investigations and Psychology employment such as analytical thinking, crime scene investigations, presentation of evidential studies, and critical thinking.
The course is regularly updated and informed by the latest theory and working practice, thanks to experienced lecturing staff working within criminal justice and criminology – ensuring your tuition is current, real-world relevant, and tailored to the needs of the industry.
And we are proud to offer a wide range of expert guest speakers from the industry, enhancing your learning through practical understanding of sector challenges and considerations – and offering a network of employment opportunities. The course is also supported by optional site visits, giving you the chance to broaden your perspective of the criminal justice sector.
As well as developing your personal skills, you will build a range of highly transferable communication, teamwork, and group interaction skills to enhance your employability.
And the learning experience at Solent is a key feature of the course, providing opportunities for personal and group reflection alongside highly stimulating tuition. Many of the staff are current industry experts, with an open-door policy and a wealth of experience to share.