Placeholder image for Criminology and Psychology

Criminology and Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
This degree combines the study of Criminology and Psychology in a single programme, enabling you to explore multiple contrasting and complementary perspectives to a variety of aspects of the two subjects, fostering the capacity for critical evaluation of both disciplines.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

You will develop the criminological skills to research, analyse and critique the complexities of behaviour categorised as criminal, as well as gain a detailed understanding of the workings of the criminal justice system. The degree will also enable you to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of some of the major issues and perspectives within psychology. An optional dissertation will provide you with the opportunity to combine specific aspects of your interests across both fields of study via an independent research project, conducted with the support of your tutors.

Investigate the intriguing complexities of criminology and the criminal justice process and discover the science of mind and behaviour.

Career Prospects

Upon successful completion of this degree, you will be well placed to pursue a career in a range of professions, including areas such as probation work, youth and community work, research, the police service, prison service and criminal justice agencies.Alternatively, you may wish to continue your studies and join a postgraduate conversion course in Psychology. This would enable you to pursue a role or career for which the successful completion of a higher education programme accredited by the British Psychological Society is required.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include
  • Criminology and the Modern World 
  • Introduction to Criminological Theory 
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process 
  • Essential Skills in Applied Psychology 
  • Introduction to Personality, Social and Developmental Psychology 
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology 
  • Critical Criminological Theory 
  • Research Methods and Data AnalysisCrimes of the Powerful 
  • Crime and Place 
  • The Politics of Policing 
  • The Politics of Imprisonment 
  • Justice, Rights and the State 
  • Expanding the Criminological Imagination

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. Full-time UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?