Birmingham City University

Psychology with Criminology Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Want to study both psychology and criminology at University? Our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology degree combines both subjects and allows you to take a year-long industry placement.

Our innovative criminology and psychology course will give you a deep understanding of how the core and specialised areas in psychology and criminology contribute to our understanding of contemporary issues.

You will apply scientific reasoning and evaluate patterns of behaviour, gaining key transferable skills in communication, teamwork and problem-solving. Additionally, you will also learn how psychology can be applied to explain certain aspects of crime and criminal behaviour.

This versatile course provides the opportunity for you to embark on a psychology career, or bring those skills to the domain of criminology.

Over the three years, your Psychology modules will help you gain a deep understanding of one’s mind, behaviour and reasons why individuals carry out certain actions, while your Criminology modules will help you understand the relationship between the different aspects of crime and victimisation.

Our focus on contemporary and innovative learning practices will help you gain key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork and problem-solving, as well as key skills in two innovative, intriguing disciplines.

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Course details

Professional bodies

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  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code MC98
Institution code B25
Campus name Curzon Building Campus
Campus code F

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Minimum 2 A levels required
Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking,
Subjects excluded - General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Accept most subjects.
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development
and Health and Social Care pre-2016
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3, of which 21 at Distinction

Subjects accepted: Social Sciences / Humanities pathway with a minimum of one 6-credit module in Psychology.
Must also hold GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4+ or equivalent at application point
Scottish Higher One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers to total 112 points
Subjects excluded - General Studies
AS AA - EE Maximum 2 AS Levels accepted in combination with a minimum of 2 A Levels
Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking,
Subject excluded - General Studies
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas / BTEC BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diploma / OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points
Extended Project Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and mathematics at grade 4 or above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Required at the point of enrolment.

Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and/or English Language at grade C/4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
- Functional Skills / Essential Skills level 2 - English and Maths
- IGCSE English language and mathematics grade C or above
HNC (BTEC) M In Psychology. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) M In Psychology. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points If taking the IB Certificate you will need to
obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects.
students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted
students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points.
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Most subjects considered. Considered on its own or in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory or Subsidiary Diplomas etc to achieve minimum 112 points.
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Most subjects considered.
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points.
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points.
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Most subjects accepted. Considered alone or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points
Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).

BTEC qualifications post 2016 in Health and Social Care are now included as acceptable subjects for this programme.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Birmingham City University
University House
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU


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