Criminology with Psychology at Middlesex University - UCAS

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Overview 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. All our lecturers are actively involved in research, which informs their teaching. This course helps 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. We invite industry professionals, such as probation officers, clinicians and youth offending managers, to give guest lectures. This provides students with first-hand perspectives of the criminal justice and mental health systems. 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 to help you develop your areas of interest. 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. 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.


Year 1 Crime and Control in Social Context (15 credits) - Compulsory Skills and Debates in Criminology (15 credits) - Compulsory Explaining Crime (15 credits) - Compulsory Researching Crime in the City (15 credits) - Compulsory Mind and Behaviour in Context (15 credits) - Compulsory Institutions of Criminal Justice (15 credits) - Compulsory Law for Criminology (15 credits) - Compulsory Quantitative Investigation of Crime (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Research Methods for Studying Contemporary Society (30 credits) - Compulsory Contemporary Issues in Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory Criminology and Practice: Working in Criminology (15 credits) - Compulsory Transforming Justice: Human Rights and Power in Contemporary Policy and Practice (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Choose one optional module Policing (15 credits) - Optional Prisons and Penology (15 credits) - Optional Contemporary Criminological Theory (15 credits) - Optional Volunteering for Engagement and Professional Development (15 credits) - Optional Criminal Law and Legal Processes (15 credits) - Optional Year 2: Choose one optional module Race and Social Justice (15 credits) - Optional Victimology (15 credits) - Optional Gender and Crime (15 credits) - Optional Youth, Crime and Justice (15 credits) - Optional Cybercrime in Contemporary Criminology (15 credits) - Optional Cities and Communities (15 credits) - Optional Year 3 Critical Forensic Psychology (15 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory option Learning at Work (30 credits) - Compulsory option Year 3: Choose one optional module Lifespan Stages: Adult Stages of Development (15 credits) - Optional Key Issues and Controversies in the Psychology of Elite Sport Performance (15 credits) - Optional The Psychology of Stress, Motivation and Work-Life Balance (15 credits) - Optional Evolutionary Approaches to Behaviour (15 credits) - Optional The Science of Intimate Relationships (15 credits) - Optional Psychology of Music (15 credits) - Optional Therapeutic Psychology (15 credits) - Optional Lifespan Issues: Impact of Life Experience (15 credits) - Optional Year 3: Choose two optional modules Comparative Criminal Justice: Criminal Courts, Sentencing and Prisons (15 credits) - Optional ‘Learning Together’ Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (15 credits) - Optional Digital and Visual Methods (15 credits) - Optional Gender, Sexuality and Society (15 credits) - Optional Organised Violence: War, Genocide and Terrorism (15 credits) - Optional Violent Crime (15 credits) - Optional Rehabilitation and Community Support (15 credits) - Optional Investigations in Theory and Practice (15 credits) - Optional Crimes of the Powerful (15 credits) - Optional Year 3: Choose two optional modules Learning at Work (15 credits) - Optional Forensic Mental Health and Offending (15 credits) - Optional Children as Victims and the Child Protection System (15 credits) - Optional Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (15 credits) - Optional Cyber-Security (15 credits) - Optional Gangs, Group Offending and Joint Enterprise (15 credits) - Optional Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (15 credits) - Optional Transnational Crime (15 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

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: 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

Student Outcomes

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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 £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

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Criminology with Psychology at Middlesex University - UCAS