Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology with Psychology

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Course summary

Working in fields like local government, youth services, criminal and social justice, our BA Criminology with Psychology course offers a challenging and fulfilling career. Why study Criminology with Psychology with us Criminology degrees have risen in popularity in recent years and by choosing to study for a BA Criminology with Psychology with us, you’ll be choosing an established programme from a department that’s been running for over 30 years. This course help you to make the connection between the wider criminal justice issues and how the individual psychology of subjects can play a part in it. You'll take general courses in both criminology and psychology, making you a specialist in both areas. While you dive deep into the criminal justice system and how and why people commit crimes, you'll also learn a variety of psychological theories including sports psychology, social psychology and more. Get the knowledge needed to succeed BA Criminology with Psychology integrates the study of both disciplines on practical and theoretical levels so you can apply the skills and knowledge gained to the understanding of criminal behaviour. It’s a deeply fascinating intersection of subjects with plenty of real-world applications. The programme is specifically designed by academics who are active researchers in the Crime and Conflict Research Centre (CSCR), drawing on subject areas like youth crime, crime and deviance, plus many others. You'll have the option to extend the course by a year through a paid work placement (depending upon the context, either virtual or face-to-face) relevant to your studies in the third year. We have excellent links with criminology-focused organisations in London, which means you’ll have access to prestigious placement opportunities throughout your studies. For example, previous graduates have gone on to intern with the Executive Directorate Police Services at Interpol, as well as working as an Operational Support Officer at HMP Bronzefield. Due to the evolving situation as regards COVID-19, some or all of the work placements and in-person visits we normally facilitate for our students may be suspended in the 2020/21 academic year. We provide support when you need it During your course, you’ll get personalised support from your Personal Tutor, Student Learning Assistant, and Graduate Academic Assistant. Their first-hand experience in your subject area means they understand how to best support you. This course gives you the unique opportunity to make a positive impact in society, directly helping to improve communities and contributing to improving the lives of others. Course highlights Our course is designed by academics who are active researchers in the Crime and Conflict Research Centre and integrates the study of both criminology and psychology on practical and theoretical levels You’ll become a specialist in both areas, along with taking a deep dive into the criminal justice system and learning a variety of psychological theories You’ll have the option to take on a paid placement relevant to your studies in your third year We’ll help you build your network using our industry links at organisations like Interpol and HMP Bronzefield

Course details


Core modules: Foundation Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory Crime and Control in a Social Context (30 credits) - Compulsory Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 credits) - Compulsory Explaining Crime (30 credits) - Compulsory Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 credits) - Compulsory Criminology in Late Modernity (30 credits) - Compulsory Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory Developmental Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory Applied Social Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory Optional modules: Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 credits) - Optional Special Constabulary (30 credits) - Optional Violent Crime (30 credits) - Optional Organised and White Collar Crime (30 credits) - Optional Drugs, Crime, and Criminal Justice (30 credits) - Optional Gangs and Group Offending (30 credits) - Optional Justice, Punishment, and Human Rights (30 credits) - Optional Forensic Mental Health and Offending (30 credits) - Optional

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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

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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 £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

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