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Course summary

Are you fascinated by the relationship between the human mind, crime and the criminal justice system? Want to study not only offender profiling, investigative interviewing and deception, but also the causes of crime and its impact on society? Want to obtain the research skills necessary to explore these topics ethically and rigorously? We can offer you all of this in Psychology with Criminology. Psychology with Criminology enables you to study human thought and behaviour, along with a range of issues and topics associated with the applied context of crime. These complementary fields provide you with the skills and knowledge to progress in a wide range of fulfilling careers, within and beyond the criminal justice system, where you can really make a difference. In Year 1, you will be introduced to the main psychological sub-disciplines, practice the research methods psychologists employ to study these, and consider key conceptual and historical issues. You will also be introduced to the ‘rendezvous’ discipline of Criminology, to explore crime and criminal activity. Year 1 also sees you embark on the department’s successful three-year award-winning graduate employability path. In Year 2, you will examine the core British Psychological Society (BPS) required subjects, such as personality and individual differences, social psychology, quantitative and qualitative research methods and child development. There will also be a focus on your development, not only as an ethical researcher, but also as a future employable graduate. In addition to this essential BPS content, you will explore topics in Criminology such as the causes and punishment of criminal behaviour. In Year 3, you will continue to develop your understanding of the core BPS curriculum, looking at biological and cognitive psychology, alongside your choice of optional modules from both psychology and criminology. Additionally, supported by a research active expert, you will develop, conduct and write up your own piece of independent research on a topic that interests you. COURSE FEATURES

  • A degree accredited by the British Psychological Society that explores psychology and criminology with a focus on real-world applications.
  • An award-winning employability programme designed by our chartered occupational psychologist to develop your bespoke professional and personal competencies.
  • A vibrant research environment with opportunities for you to get involved with psychological research.
  • Study in a friendly and inclusive learning community. You will be supported by a dedicated team of lecturers, your own personal tutor and in your final year, one to one supervision for your final year project.


Please visit the course page on the University of Winchester website for a list of modules.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
Psychology with Criminology at University of Winchester - UCAS