Criminology with Forensic Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Criminology with Forensic Psychology (Taught)

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Kingston’s location offers opportunities to see the criminal justice system in operation through the close network of courts, prisons and community- based crime-reduction programmes.
  • In addition to learning about forensic psychology and the substantive elements of criminological theory, research and practice, the course examines an array of social harms and perspectives which have traditionally been neglected by criminologists and the legal system.
  • The course offers opportunities to learn first-hand experiences of imprisonment, transitions into the community and the desistance process.
About this course In the forensic component of the course you will study investigative and legal processes. For example, how psychological methods can improve interviewing techniques and police decision-making through different profiling methods which are also critically evaluated. You will also explore the practice and boundaries of Behavioural Investigative Advice in the UK. The criminology course examines the social, economic and political contexts that give rise to crime and victimisation. You will explore and challenge formal responses to offending behaviour, including policing, punishment and rehabilitation, and wider strategies of social control. You will study the criminalisation process and engage critically with ‘what works’ to reduce crime. Example modules
  • Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology
  • Understanding Crime and Criminal Careers
  • Research Methods and Dissertation
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage. Career opportunities Recent graduates have secured employment in policing, victim and witnesses services, prisons/prison offender management, the military, counter terrorism and security.


Example modules: Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology; Understanding Crime and Criminal Careers; Research Methods and Dissertation. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises practical assessments (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose: Type of assessment: Coursework: 92% Practical: 8%

Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in psychology. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8690 Year 1
England £5423 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5423 Year 1
Scotland £5423 Year 1
Wales £5423 Year 1
International £8690 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Criminology with Forensic Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS