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Course summary

How do our thoughts and feelings dictate our actions? And is there such a thing as the criminal mind? These are fascinating questions, and psychology and criminology are equally fascinating fields. You might be interested in both, and wondering which area to specialise in. If that’s the case, our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology with Criminology degree is made for you. We start by looking at the main principles of psychology and criminology. Then, in Years 2 and 3, our optional modules give you the freedom to explore your own interests in more depth. By studying BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology at ARU, you’ll learn from expert tutors who are actively engaged in research work. And you can take advantage of our specialist science facilities too, including laboratories for analysing hair and saliva samples, and measuring electrical activity in the brain. You’ll learn about criminal profiling and how it offers insights into youth offending, gendered violence, genocide, rape, abuse and other types of crime. You’ll look at media representations of crime, and explore social and developmental psychology. But we don’t just learn in the classroom. There are field trips to places such as the Old Bailey and Auschwitz. You’ll sit in on live trials in Cambridge Crown Court too, and observe the dynamics of the court room. In the final year of your course, there’s the chance to learn about offending and offender rehabilitation from trainee forensic psychologists. You’ll also complete a major project within psychology – and define your future career path.


Year One The Psychology of Everyday Life Crime News and Criminology Clinical and Health Psychology Criminal Justice in England and Wales Becoming a Researcher Year two Core modules Research in Action: Statistical Thinking Research in Action: Qualitative Methods and Psychology in Practice Social Psychology: Development and Difference Brain, Body and Mind Ruskin Module Optional modules Intoxicants and Intoxication Revolving Doors: Punishment and Rehabilitation Diagnosis and Formulation in Mental Health Year three Work placement Year four Core modules Forensic Psychology Criminology in Policy and Practice Psychology Project Optional modules Negotiating Sex and Gender: Accounts and Accountability Youth Crime and Aggression Investigative Psychology Clinical Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience Lifespan Development Sex, Sexuality and Gender Psychology in the Workplace Emotion Culture and Health Concepts of Good and Evil Comparative and Global Criminal Justice Organised Crime The Neuroscience of Self Atypical Development Groups in Conflict: Social Psychological Issues Psychological Therapies Consumer Psychology Cyberpsychology

Assessment method

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to measure your progress. These include written and practical exams, essays, research reports, oral presentations and lab reports. You’ll also write a dissertation (major project) on a subject of your choice.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note the fee for the placement year is £1250 (This is a provisional fee and subject to change) 2022 international fees are to be confirmed
Psychology with Criminology [with Placement year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS