BSc (Hons)

Psychology & Criminology

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

On our BSc (Hons) Psychology & Criminology degree you’ll study the nature of crime in society and gain an understanding of crime and criminal behaviour from two complementary perspectives.

Why study with us

  • You will gain the added benefits from studying in a department with an international reputation for Forensic Psychology, the field of Psychology that considers psychological aspects of legal processes in courts.
  • Complement your BPS-accredited Psychology degree with related criminological perspectives providing you with a broad understanding of the topics of interest.
  • Our flexible degree route enables you transfer to any of our other Psychology courses, such as Forensic Psychology, after Year 1, to add a greater degree of specialism to your undergraduate study.

What you'll do

  • Our Psychology & Criminology course enables you to gain the benefits of the breadth and depth of knowledge required for a BPS accredited Psychology degree whilst gaining a complementary perspective from criminological insights into the causes of crime, prevention and rehabilitation.
  • You will gain the added benefits from studying in a department with an international reputation for Forensic Psychology, the field of Psychology that considers psychological aspects of legal processes in courts.
  • On this course you’ll learn application of psychological theory to criminal investigation and crime prevention. You'll also develop an understanding psychological problems associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment and rehabilitation of those who have committed offences.


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dr Roxanne Khan
Director, Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM)
School of Psychology and Humanities

Dr Khan is our course leader for BSc Forensic Psychology. She is a multi-award-winning researcher, lecturer, and Director of Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM); an international multiagency network using innovation to reform domestic abuse policy and practice. If you would like …

Forensic psychology lecturer Charlie Frowd
Professor Charlie Frowd
Professor of Forensic Psychology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Charlie teaches on various courses within forensic psychology. He is the main lead for the EvoFIT composite system sold to police forces in the UK and overseas.

Future careers

Graduating on this BPS-accredited course enables you to gain entry requirements to further education and professional training in Psychology. We offer a range of BPS-accredited MSc courses (eg Forensic Psychology) which would be the first step towards achieving professional training in Psychology.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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