Psychology and Criminal Justice at University of Roehampton - UCAS

University of Roehampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: British Psychological Society

Psychology and Criminal Justice

Course summary

Why this course?

  • Your studies will be based on real work, including criminal profiling, case studies and criminology reports.
  • At least 50% of your teaching will be in seminars, lab classes or workshops, giving you tailored teaching and contact time with your lecturers.
  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
About this course Understand how the human mind works and affects behaviour, and how to apply psychology to the study of criminal behaviour and the criminal justice system. You’ll learn core and contemporary subjects within psychology and have the opportunity to shape your degree around your own interests and ambitions. Topics include:
  • Family Criminology
  • Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminological Imagination.
Our degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society. Skills Study a degree that prepares you for a career in the criminal justice system, or for further study to become a Forensic Psychologist. You'll develop skills in:
  • Applying psychology and criminology directly to the criminal justice system, learning how the legal system works and treats offenders and victims of crime.
  • Neuroscience and how areas of the brain and brain damage can lead to riskier behaviour.
  • Research and data analysis, teamwork, communication, negotiation and presentations.
When you graduate, your understanding of the human mind, criminology and the criminal justice system will allow you to excel in a range of careers. Career opportunities You could go on to secure work in the prison and probation services, the police, Home Office, Ministry of Justice or the wider criminal justice system. Many of our students choose to study Psychology and Criminal Justice because the transferrable skills you develop are valued by a range of employers. You could work in the charity sector, for mental health services, in an educational setting or in a range of business roles.


Example modules: Criminological Theories Victims and crime Family Criminology For a full list of modules, please visit the course page on our website.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Psychology and Criminal Justice at University of Roehampton - UCAS