Psychology with Criminology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

This undergraduate Psychology BSc(Hons) degree is designed to give you a thorough grounding in both general psychology and criminal psychology, which could be applied to a wide range of situations and careers once you graduate. We’ll also help you gain an invaluable insight into what makes people behave the way they do and why they choose to take part in criminal activity. Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. On this course, we’ll give you the opportunity to explore how psychological theory relates to the actions people take in life. You'll look at criminal behaviour and weigh up the different theories about the causes of crime – from parenting to society, peer pressure and genetics. You’ll look at how theories apply in the real-world, to gain crucial insights into how psychology is used within the criminal justice system. Why Study Psychology with Criminology BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll be taught by psychology and criminology lecturers who are experts in several fields and have a wide range of specialisms. They are focused on supporting you, and we have a dedicated Transition and Progression Tutor, who will help you adapt to studying psychology at degree level. Many of our lecturers are members of our Applied Criminology and Policing Centre, too, and produce world-leading research in this field. Some of our-final year optional modules are partly taught by professional clinical and forensic psychologists, giving you the opportunity to learn directly from those in professional practice. You’ll have the opportunity to build your communication skills, assertiveness, ability to work in teams and hone presentation techniques, all of which are useful in many careers and professions. You’ll enhance your studies by using specialist equipment in our psychology labs, including an electroencephalographic (EEG) machines, biopacs, an eye movement tracker, an Oculus Rift and specialist polygraph (lie detector machine). This course aims to ensure you’re more attractive to employers, boosting your prospects or helping you step with confidence into a related role. Alternatively, this degree will prepare you for further study, helping you expand your knowledge and hone your skills. Professional Bodies This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, if you graduate with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher and complete the empirical psychology project. This accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Psychology with Criminology BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Psychology with Criminology.


This is a common first year and comprises: • Child Development • Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology • Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods • Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality • Psychology of Criminal Behaviour. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll be taught through seminars, group work, laboratory experiments and lectures. Assessment will include coursework and examination. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Any NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 subject provided it equates to 120 UCAS points. In addition you must have Level 2 Maths or Numeracy or GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course ( Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Psychology with Criminology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS