Psychology with Criminology at City, University of London - UCAS

Course options

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.


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

  • Biological approaches to mind and behaviour
  • Cognitive Approaches to mind and behaviour
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • History and Theory of Psychology
  • Lifespan Psychology
  • Research Design and Analysis (Quantitative Methods)
  • Research Design and Analysis (Laboratory Methods)
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:
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality and Differential Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • Victimology
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:
  • Approaches to Autism
  • Crime, Culture and the City
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Criminal Justice in Crisis
  • Critical Psychology: Opportunities for a Progressive Discipline
  • Decision Making and Behavioural Economics
  • Emotions
  • Forensic Psychology
  • From Genes to Behaviour
  • Health Psychology and Behaviour Change
  • How the Neurosciences inform Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • Leisure, the Body and Deviance
  • Memory and the law
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Policing
  • Practicing Psychology Voluntary Experience
  • Property and Crime
  • Social and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology for Behaviour Change
- Youth Crime

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.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £20090 Year 1
International £20090 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Psychology with Criminology at City, University of London - UCAS