City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Psychology

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Course summary

You will develop a strong understanding of the main areas of psychology – cognition, development, biology and the history of psychological theories – as well as key theories and concepts of criminology and criminal justice. Learning from research-active staff and practitioners across two academic departments, you will have the opportunity to study topics combining your two specialisms, including: forensic psychology, memory and the law, and judgement and decision making.

  • Acquire criminological expertise and skills to give you the competitive edge in applying for careers in crime and crime control, criminal justice system and related fields
  • Develop the research expertise to investigate crime and criminal justice data, applying technical skills to carefully appraise evidence
  • Gain analytical skills to engage critically with real-world criminal justice policy debates
  • Study a broad range of topics within the discipline of psychology, including the application of psychological knowledge in a range of professional areas
  • Shape your studies to suit your interests, with a very wide range of elective modules
  • Boost your employability with BPS-accreditation and highly sought-after data literacy skills.

Course details

Modules

In year 1 you will develop core knowledge in biology, psychological theories, concepts in criminology, and research design. Core modules include:

  • Cognitive Approaches to mind and behaviour
  • History and Theory of Psychology
  • Biological approaches to mind and behaviour
  • Lifespan Psychology
  • Research Design and Analysis (Quantitative Methods)
  • Research Design and Analysis (Laboratory Methods)
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
In year 2 you will deepen your understanding of the subject with core psychology modules that meet the requirements of the British Psychological Society, alongside criminology and victimology. Core modules include:
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Victimology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality and Differential Psychology
In year 3 you will conduct your own in-depth research project in psychology. Select six specialist modules from our expert staff, who are active researchers and practitioners. Core modules include:
  • Project in Psychology
Elective modules include:
  • Memory and the law
  • How the Neurosciences inform Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Decision Making and Behavioural Economics
  • Approaches to Autism
  • Health Psychology and Behaviour Change
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Topics in Typical and Atypical Psychological Development
  • Programming for Psychologists
  • Social Psychology for Behaviour Change
  • Emotions
  • Critical Perspectives in Psychology
  • Psychology of Music
  • Youth Crime
  • Policing
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Crime, Culture and the City
  • Property and Crime
  • Criminal Justice in Crisis
- Leisure, the Body and Deviance

Assessment method

You will be assessed on a mixture of:

  • Essays
  • Problem-based assessments
  • Presentations
  • Class tests
  • Lab reports
  • Lab classes
  • End-of-year exams.
In your final year, you will be required to submit a dissertation based on your own empirical research, conducted under the close mentorship of an expert researcher. The assessment weighting for year one is 10%, year two is 30% and year three is 60%.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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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
EU £18220 Year 1
International £18220 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Criminology and Psychology at City, University of London - UCAS