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Course summary

This engaging British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited course combines a comprehensive training in psychology with the study of criminal behaviour, types of crime and knowledge of the criminal justice system. Our students benefit from academic experts, weekly research seminars and have access to dedicated undergraduate laboratory suites. The course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the BPS curriculum. This accounts for two-thirds of the course, and includes the workings of the brain; the processes and mechanisms of human thinking, feeling and behaviour; and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives and society. The remaining third of the curriculum considers the social-cultural implications of crime and criminality, and the contexts in which crimes are committed and understood. You'll be taught by our team of over 150 expert psychologists in one of the largest Psychology departments in the UK, and will be able to take advantage of our innovative Psychology laboratories, exclusively for use by you to carry out your research and data analysis. Our teaching is delvered by scholars who are recognised as world-leading as evidenced by the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our Psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) so as long as you graduate with at least a 2.2 honours degree you will be eligible to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS – a necessary qualification if you wish to pursue further training and a career as a professional psychologist. Why study Psychology at NTU

  • All of our courses offer work-like experience and we'll support you to find a placement. Through our sandwich years or in-module placement opportunities, you'll get the opportunity to apply your knowledge in the real world.
  • Tailor your learning experience through optional modules.
  • Get involved in our amazing UK and overseas opportunities such as field trips and international summer schools. You could even study abroad for a year at a partner university.
  • Your future employability and careers prospects are endless. In addition to working directly in Psychology, you will also develop transferable skills in communication, management, analysis and insight that are highly sought in many areas.


Year One Core modules are: Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods (One), Statistics (One), The Justice Process, Constructing Crime, and Crime, Place and Justice. Year Two core modules are: Research Methods and Statistics (Two), Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Social and Developmental Psychology, Analytical Thinking in Counselling, and Managing Justice. Year Three core modules are: Psychology Research Project, Professional Practice in Psychology and an Advanced Psychology option. In your final year you will also be able to select an optional Psychology module and an optional Criminology module.

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

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Psychology with Criminology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS