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Course summary

On our popular combined course we’ll give you an expert insight into the causes and consequences of crime – and how it is dealt with by the criminal justice system. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the main criminological theories, and we’ll help you develop the psychological knowledge you’ll need to apply your insights to real-world issues and problems. You’ll take a social sciences approach to criminology by studying and classifying crime, and you’ll also learn how society responds to criminal behaviour by examining institutions and roles such as the police, courts, prisons and probation service. In the psychology part of the course, you’ll study behaviour and its causes in biology, social contexts, mental processing and development. And you’ll use your knowledge to explore how criminal behaviour might be explained by understanding the factors that motivate people to commit crime.


Year 1: Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice (core) Contemporary Issues of Youth Justice and Criminology (core) Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social and Differential (core) Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core) Year 2: Research Methods in Criminology (core) Applied Criminology & Professional Practice (core) Applications of psychobiology, individual differences and social psychology (core) Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core) Year 3: Forensic Psychology: Criminal Conduct (optional) Project (optional) Global Illicit Drug Trafficking (optional) Mentally-disordered Defendants & Suspects (optional) Preventing and Correcting Offending Behaviour (optional) Prison Studies (optional) Terrorism Studies (optional) Psychological Criminology (optional) Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice (optional) Youth Crime and Sub-culture (optional) Work-based learning (optional) Football Hooliganism (optional) Surveillance, Technology and Society (optional) Psychosocial Perspectives on Criminal Behaviour (optional) Occupational Psychology (optional) Health Psychology (optional) Psychological Perspective on Power Politics and Political Violence (optional) Psychology of Choice: Decision Making and Risk Perception (optional) Applied Child Psychology (optional) Applied Child Psychology with Placement (optional) Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (optional) Psychoneuroimmunology (optional) Psychology of Emotions (optional) Mental Distress in Context (optional) Evolutionary Psychology (optional) Frontiers in Cognitive Science: Issues in the study of mind, embodiment, and consciousness (optional) Psychology, Identity and Society (optional) Wellbeing and Resilience in the face of conflict disaster (optional) Psychology of Belief (optional) Anomalistic Psychology (optional)

Assessment method

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, reflective reports, group and seminar presentations; you’ll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve. You will also have the chance to complete a work-based learning module, where you’ll be assessed on your practical work, and in your final year you’ll complete a project based on independent research.

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

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]

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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
EU £14160 Year 1
International £14160 Year 1

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Criminology and Psychology at University of East London - UCAS