Psychology with Criminology at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it shapes and influences our behaviour. On this course, we explore human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do. Alongside studies in psychology, you will also explore the study of crime, how psychological theories can be applied to criminal behaviour, and social reactions to crime. Our programme helps to equip you with transferable skills in critical thinking and communication, as well as more industry-specific competencies such as scientific research methods, data analysis and data presentation skills. Our graduates thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – such as in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare. On the course you’ll study core areas including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you’ll cover personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. Through elective modules in the second and third years, you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to align with your interests in specific areas of psychology and criminology. Key features

  • We have experience delivering BPS accredited programmes, and our new block teaching design will also be undergoing accreditation. This ensures teaching remains relevant to the latest developments in the sector.
  • Your programme will be delivered in teaching blocks, which means you predominantly focus on one 30 credit module at a time in your first and second year (apart from two 15 credit modules delivered in year 2).
  • We offer a wide range of option modules at Year 3 that allow you to tailor your degree according to your interests and career aspirations.
  • We offer excellent facilities including dedicated computer laboratories with the latest analysis software, individual research cubicles, interview rooms, and an observation suite, all supported by our psychology technicians.
  • The expertise of our staff spans across four main research clusters: Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity.
  • Graduate careers include healthcare, research, social work, marketing, police services, teaching and human resources.
  • Enrich your studies with an international experience through our DMU Global programme. Psychology students have recently explored the history of mental health and neuropsychology in Paris and cross-cultural factors within psychology in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Upon accreditation of our block teaching approach, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS – the starting point of your career as a chartered psychologist – on successful completion of your degree (subject to achieving a minimum of 2:2).


FIRST YEAR: Block 1: Professional Skills for Psychologists Block 2: Core Areas and Research Methods 1 Block 3: Contemporary Issues in Criminology Block 4: Core Areas and Research Methods 2 SECOND YEAR: Block 1: Mind, Brain and Behaviour Block 2: Psychology across the Lifespan Block 3: Choose one optional module from: Domestic Violence and Abuse, Children and the Criminal Justice System, Animals and Criminology, Introduction to Probation, Genocide, Restorative Justice, or Drugs and Crime Block 4: Personality and Social Psychology THIRD YEAR: Block 1: Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology Block 1: Employability Skills and Psychology Block 2, choose one optional module from: Counselling Psychology Cognitive Neuropsychology Wellbeing and Positive Psychology Introduction to Data Science for Psychologists Loss, Grief and Bereavement: Cultural, Social, and Therapeutic Perspectives Psychology of Addiction Psychology and Culture: Global Issues and International Perspectives Psychology of Human Rights, Activism and Social Justice Block 3: Emerging Issues in Criminology Block 4: Psychology Project

Assessment method

Assessment combines various methods including:

  • Essays
  • Written exams
  • Multiple choice exams
  • Presentations
  • Podcasts
  • Portfolios
  • Critical Reviews
As well as more innovative methods such as oral presentations, research reports, critical reviews of research papers and portfolio assignments. In your final year you will also complete an 8000-10,000 word dissertation. Modules use different assessment methods, although most employ a combination of examinations and coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Psychology with Criminology at De Montfort University - UCAS