University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton


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Course summary

Joint honours programmes at the University of Northampton can involve closely related subjects, or contrasting areas of study. Depending on how much time you want to spend studying particular subjects, your degree may emphasise one of these subjects rather than the other (a major and minor programme) or there is the option of studying them more equally, resulting in a joint degree. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • If you join us, you will experience student life at the University’s new £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that If you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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Course details



  • Crime and Society (compulsory)
  • True Crime and Other Fictions (compulsory)
  • The Science of Crime and Criminals (compulsory)
  • Introduction to Psychology (compulsory)
  • Becoming a Psychologist (compulsory)
  • Psychology in Practice (compulsory)
STAGE 2: In stage two, Psychology major if you are seeking Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) undertake four modules covering, social, developmental, biological, cognitive and personality psychology, plus the key debates within psychology and psychological research methods. But Minor and Joint courses can also choose to study Positive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology and Educational Psychology.
  • Research Methods for Criminology (compulsory)
  • Crime and Justice (compulsory)
  • Outsiders (designated)
  • Crime, Policing and Punishment in England 1700-1900 (designated)
  • Youth, Victims and Restorative Justice (designated)
  • Critiquing Criminalistics (designated)
  • Research Methods & Data analysis in Psychology (compulsory)
  • Independent Practical Work (designated)
  • The Human Animal (designated)
  • The Psychology of Well Being (designated)
  • Cognitive Psychology (designated)
  • Biological Psychology (designated)
  • Development Psychology (designated)
  • Personality Psychology (designated)
  • Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (designated)
  • Social Psychology (designated)
  • Criminology Dissertation (designated)
  • Crime and Punishment (compulsory)
  • Policing and Crime Control (designated)
  • Crime: Perspectives of Gender and Race in late Victorian Britain (designated)
  • Addiction: Crime and Decriminalisation (designated)
  • Beyond Justice (designated)
  • Psychology Dissertation (designated)
  • The Psychology of Mental Health (designated)
  • Occupational Psychology (designated)
  • Parapsychology and Anomalous Experiences (designated)
  • The Developing Adult (designated)
  • The Developing Child (designated)
  • The Psychology of Health (designated)
  • Forensic Psychology (designated)
  • Consciousness (designated)
  • Motivation and Emotion (designated)
  • Educational Psychology (designated)
  • Understanding the Social World (designated)
  • Psychology of Spirituality, Religion and Wellbeing (designated)
  • The Psychology of Advertising (designated)
  • Investigating and Applying Memory (designated)
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment strategies are used at each level to ascertain your level of competence in a range of academic and transferable skills. These strategies include:

  • essays, practical reports, multiple-choice tests, oral presentations, time-constrained essays, seen and unseen examinations, critical reviews and group project work.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) required

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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