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Course summary

The Criminology with Psychology degree examines the causes, legal framework and responses to crime, combined with the study of psychology. You will also explore the study of crime, how psychological theories can be applied to criminal behaviour and social reactions to crime. You will be equipped with skills in critical thinking and communication as well as scientific research methods, data analysis and data presentation skills. 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. You’ll also have the opportunity to discover criminological and forensic psychology in your final year. Key Features 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. Students have recently explored the history of mental health and neuropsychology in Paris and cross-cultural factors within psychology in Kuala Lumpur and Criminology students have gained a better understanding of state crime at the Auschwitz concentration camp, explore sub-cultures in Chicago, and a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina to explore the experiences of victims of the Bosnia genocide. Tailor your learning with optional modules that enable you to pursue your individual passions or career aspirations and are taught by experienced academics working at the cutting-edge of criminological research and working to promote SDG16 (for which DMU is the global academic hub) on Peace, Justice and Stronger Institutions. We have a large team of criminologists involved in teaching and research, most of whom have worked within criminal justice or allied fields and have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the British Sociological Association. DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.


FIRST YEAR: Introduction to Criminology; Research, Equality and Diversity; The Criminal Justice System and its Legislative Context; Core Areas in Psychology. SECOND YEAR: Research for Effective Practice; Crime, Risk and Community Safety; Punishment and Society; Personality and Intelligence; Social Psychology. THIRD YEAR: Dissertation; Young People and the Criminal Justice System; Critical Criminology; Criminological and Forensic Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Cyberpsychology.

Assessment method

Your precise timetable will depend on your modules; however, timetabled, taught time is on average 8-10 hours per week, which includes: lectures, workshops and seminars, personal tutorials. You are also expected to engage in an additional 24 - 26 hours independent study each week, and you will be allocated a personal tutor. Assessment methods include: essays, group and individual presentations, research, exams, phase tests and case study project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For students registering in the 2023/24 academic year, the fees for this programme are yet to be confirmed. Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government. For Overseas students such reviews will be based on a market assessment and communicated to students at least 6-months before any programme commencing. Please visit the tuition fees pages of our website for further information:
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