Psychology with Criminology (4 years full time including sandwich year) at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology with Criminology (4 years full time including sandwich year)

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course combines two complementary subjects, examining why crimes arise and how they affect individuals and society.
  • You’ll use purpose-built laboratories with high- specification equipment (EEG, eye-tracking, a driving simulator, an observation lab for interviews and behavioural recordings and specialised cognitive and physiological testing).
  • There’s the opportunity for work-based practice, which will increase your employability after you graduate.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course In this course, you’ll evaluate many of society’s current issues and learn how psychology and criminology can raise questions and find solutions. You’ll explore key theories and ideas of psychological science and criminology. You’ll gain a deeper insight into the human mind and behaviour and study how we respond to crime, criminal behaviour and victimisation. You’ll find out why individuals offend, how their crimes affect society, and how the criminal justice system operates. Throughout the course, you’ll also develop skills valued by employers, such as teamwork, communication, time and task management skills, statistical analysis of data, problem-solving and the ability to critically evaluate evidence. Sandwich Year This course has a sandwich year which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities You'll be ideally placed to pursue careers in crime prevention, criminal and youth justice, community development, local government, security, social research and the police. After graduation, our students obtain employment in a wide variety of settings. They range from health and social occupations, such as care assistants and assistant psychologists, to commercial, professional and managerial jobs, such as events and media organiser, sales executive, recruitment. Graduates have also entered clinical courses, teacher training, counselling courses and other postgraduate training. Psychology with criminology students have gone on to study Kingston's BPS accredited Forensic Psychology MSc.


Example modules – Introduction to Forensic Psychology – Foundations in Criminological Theory – Policing and Punishment For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification 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

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

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Psychology with Criminology (4 years full time including sandwich year) at Kingston University - UCAS