University of Huddersfield

Psychology with Criminology University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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Why study Psychology with Criminology?
Perhaps you’re looking to go into a career in forensic psychology in the criminal justice system, or you’re just fascinated by psychology and crime. This course aims to give you a thorough grounding in both general psychology, and criminal psychology which could be applied to a wide range of situations and careers once you graduate.

On the course you’ll have the opportunity to explore some specialist areas like biopsychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and forensic psychology. We’ll help you gain an invaluable insight into what makes people behave the way they do, and why they choose to take part in criminal activity.

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. We’ll give you the opportunity to explore how psychological theory relates to the actions people take in life. You'll look at criminal behaviour, and weigh up the different theories about the causes of crime. From parenting to society, peer pressure and genetics, you’ll investigate the potential triggers and assess their importance. The aim is to give you some crucial insights into how psychology is used within the criminal justice system.

How will you learn?

  • Taking a hands-on approach you'll be encouraged to think and apply your knowledge, looking at how theories actually apply in the real world

  • Our facilities are designed to give you as much practical experience as possible. Our counselling labs are fitted with cameras and microphones, so you’ll be able to practise your skills by acting out scenarios, followed by detailed feedback on how you’re doing

  • This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership if you graduate with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher

Course details


Year 1
Core modules:
Child Development
Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality
Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology
Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

Year 2
Core modules:
Social Psychology and Personality
Cognition; Brain and Behaviour
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Crime Prevention
Psychological Research and Data Analysis

Option modules. Choose one from a list which may include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Health Psychology
Peer Mentoring for Psychology
Research Apprenticeship

Year 3
Core modules:
Forensic Psychology
Criminal Psychology
Psychology Final Year Project

Option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:
Investigative Psychology
Behaviourism and Positive Behaviour Change
Serious Crime Investigation
Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
Psychology of Education
The Neuroscience of Cognition
States of Consciousness
Exploring Clinical Psychology
Work and Organisational Psychology
Alternative Psychologies

Assessment method

Assessment will include coursework and examination.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • 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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C8M2
Institution code H60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits

In addition you must have Level 2 Maths or Numeracy or GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes -

You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course -

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

We are willing to consider mature applicants with non-standard entry qualifications. We run a week-long summer course where students who lack the standard qualifications can be assessed on an essay and/or statistical exam, depending upon the degree course applied for. Entry to the summer course is dependent upon the particular experience and qualifications that applicants have. For further information please contact us at the e-mail address above.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,500 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

Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ( or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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Provider information

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University of Huddersfield

Course contact details

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School of Human and Health Science - Admissions

+44 (0)1484 471451

Student Recruitment Team

+44 (0)1484 472625