Psychology with Criminology (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

This is a BPS-accredited joint course of Psychology and Criminology, giving you the opportunity to combine these two subjects and gain an understanding of the human mind and behaviour, and the study of crime, its causes and prevention. Our BSc Psychology with Criminology degree offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science and methods. The course also enables you to gain a critical understanding of crime and criminal behaviour. Alongside the study of human development, cognition, and personality, you will explore why anti-social, deviant and criminal behaviour happens, how the criminal justice system operates, and how crime can be tackled. Psychology modules make up two-thirds of the degree, while Criminology modules make up the other third. This gives students the opportunity to study the core areas of psychology required for BPS accreditation, while developing a solid understanding of criminological theory and research. Throughout your studies you will be taught by experts in the areas of psychology and criminology, combining expertise from both the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of Social Sciences. Our Psychology with Criminology degree will be of special interest to students who are fascinated by both psychology and criminal justice as it aims to provide an excellent grounding for those looking to pursue careers within the criminal justice system, forensic psychology or social policy.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

For this course, assessment will depend on the nature of the module material. Some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations. Our study support services and extensive resources are designed to help you succeed during your studies. You will also have access to an academic tutor, as well as student course representatives to help you through your course.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the School giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £27250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Psychology with Criminology (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS