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Course summary

Overview Study theory and apply your knowledge Forensic psychology is continually growing as a field and skilled graduates are in high demand. Our BSc in psychology with criminology is tailored towards the student who has ambitions to work within the criminal justice system. This degree allows you to combine the study of criminology with modern scientific methods of psychology so you can gain an understanding of criminal behaviours and their effects. The kind of person interested in this course will be one who wants to investigate and support the psychological elements of legal proceedings in court and criminal investigations. This course aims to give you a wealth of skills to support you in your future career including analytical, research and communication skills along with a thorough understanding of human behaviour. Graduates from this course have gone on to work with the likes of the Home Office, Met Police, and local authorities. Develop your understanding of criminal behaviour During the course, when possible, you’ll learn in our award-winning Hatchcroft Building which includes the state-of-the-art facilities you would expect, including psycho-physiology, observation, and virtual reality laboratories. Even in eventualities where we are unable to be in the laboratory or classroom together, we aim to use virtual tools to help you develop key practical skills. You’ll build up a range of skills by examining theoretical and scientific approaches to criminology, human behaviour, and psychology. You’ll also gain understanding of the psychological issues associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment of people who have committed criminal offences. During your degree, you’ll take part in work placements with forensic psychologists, police forces, prisons and hospitals so you can build up a portfolio of professional experience. You can expect to engage in activities like running anger management courses for prisoners, while you also perform clinical research in areas such as eating disorders and autism, among others. Networking and support We ensure every student has adequate support throughout their time with us. That’s why you’ll get matched with a Personal Tutor as well as a Student Learning Assistant and a Graduate Academic Assistant. They’ll have experience in your subject area and will be able to help whenever you need. Accreditation This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Year 1 - Compulsory Mind and Behaviour in Context (30 credits) Law for Criminology (15 credits) Researching Crime in the City (15 credits) Preparing for Academic Success (15 credits) Psychological Statistics (15 credits) Research Methods & Design in Psychology (30 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Applied Psychology: Research Methods and Ethics (30 credits) Victimology (15 credits) Contemporary Criminological Theory (15 credits) Social, Personality and Developmental Psychology (30 credits) Brain, Body and Mind (30 credits) Year 3 - Compulsory (Students must complete a total of 120 credits in the final year) Critical Forensic Psychology (15 credits) Forensic Mental Health and Offending (15 credits) Violent Crime (15 credits) Year 3 dissertation modules - choose ONE module from the following: Psychology Dissertation (30 credits) Extended Psychology Dissertation (45 credits) Year 3 - Optional Professional Practice (30 credits) Year 3 - Autumn term modules - Block 1: a maximum of one module may be taken Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits) Critical Forensic Psychology (15 credits) Applying Health Psychology to Behaviour Change (15 credits) Neuropsychology: The Healthy Brain and What Can Go Wrong With It (15 credits) Year 3 - Autumn term modules - Block 2: a maximum of one module may be taken Visual Psychology: Arts, Film and Photography in Psychology (15 credits) Social, Cultural & Community Mental Health (15 credits) Year 3 - Autumn term modules - Block 3: a maximum of one module may be taken Creativity & Imagination (15 credits) Psychology in Education (15 credits) How to Do Cognitive Neuroscience (15 credits) Year 3 - Spring term modules - Block 4: a maximum of one module may be taken Psychology of Music (15 credits) Key Issues and Controversies in the Psychology of Elite Sport Performance (15 credits) Neuropsychology of Language and Communication (15 credits) Primatology (15 credits) Year 3 - Spring term modules - Block 5: a maximum of one module may be taken Coaching Psychology (15 credits) The Science of Intimate Relationships (15 credits) Fundamentals of Cognition: Human memory (15 credits) Lifespan Stages: Adult stages of development (15 credits) Year 3 - Spring term modules - Block 6: a maximum of one module may be taken Therapeutic Psychology (15 credits) The Psychology of Stress, Motivation and Work-Life Balance (15 credits) Evolutionary Approaches to Behaviour (15 credits) Lifespan Issues: Impact of Life Experience (15 credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

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