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Course summary

How do our brains work? Is our behaviour influenced by our genes, our environment or both? Psychology gives you a fascinating insight into the factors that influence how people think, feel and behave. Understanding the problem of crime, criminal justice policy and the place of crime in contemporary society will be enriched by your coverage of core areas of psychology. There is also the opportunity to undertake a psychology research project in your third year, where you will gain invaluable experience of social scientific research methods. This course is, to our knowledge, the first in the UK, that teaches the core curriculum from an holistic perspective so students fully appreciate how different areas of psychology (biological, cognitive, individual differences, developmental, social and conceptual and historical issues) integrate to facilitate greater understanding of human behaviour by exploring themes such as feelings, behaviour with others, thinking and communication and learning and memory.


This course integrates core areas of psychological knowledge, giving you a deep understanding of the subject. Taught with an applied focus, it will also help you apply your learning in the real world to make a difference to people's lives. Year 1: Psychological research methods 1, Introducing psychological approaches, Psychological research methods 2, Exploring psychological approaches, Deconstructing the crime problem, Introduction to criminological theory, Year 2: Psychological research methods 3, The psychology of learning and memory, The psychology of feelings, Psychological research methods 4, The psychology of behaviour with others, The psychology of thinking and communication, Year 3: New Module in development: Psychology professional practice and project, Crime, criminology and modernity, Gender, crime and justice, Plus two options from: Psychology of mental health and distress, Health psychology, Development of brain and behaviour in infancy, Psychology of inter- and intra- group processes, Psychology of addictive behaviours, Applied psychometrics, Neuropsychology, Counselling psychology and psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, Thinking: Past, present and future, Lifespan development, Psychology in the workplace, Psychology of the Performing Arts, Sex gender relationships, Psychology in the Criminal Justice system, Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making, Clinical Approaches in Forensic Psychology.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

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Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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Psychology with Criminology at London South Bank University - UCAS