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Criminology and Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Examine the causes of offending behaviour, the effects of crime on victims and the operation of the criminal justice system. From studying international crime in Canada to examining street offences with Gloucestershire Police. The Criminology and Psychology program is  delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.

About

You’ll be taught by expert lecturers, including a leading homicide expert who advises the government, works with the police and makes regular media appearances, and Chartered Forensic Psychologists with a wealth of practice experience. 

The degree is designed as a single coherent course, with lecturers with expertise in criminology and psychology working together to integrate insights from the two disciplines. You’ll have the flexibility to shape your own syllabus to suit your future plans, whether that’s qualifying as a forensic psychologist or joining the police service. 

The course has a focus on practical, real world knowledge, and offers opportunities to work on real-world projects – from identifying homicide risks with our Homicide Research Group to examining street crime with Gloucestershire Police as part of our Student Community Patrol. You’ll have opportunities to gain real-world experience through an internship, and to see the bigger picture with an international field trip.

In your first year you’ll be given a firm grounding in both criminology and psychology, including the criminal justice system and the role of the psychologist in the system, and the foundations of research and theory in the social sciences. 

In the second and third years you will have the opportunity to specialise your learning through optional modules such as Crime Science, Forensic Psychology, Policing in the Community, and Psychology of Wellbeing. You’ll also develop advanced skills in research design and analysis, directing your own research in an area that interests you. Throughout the syllabus you will be develop high-level skills and expertise to match your interests and career goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Thinking Like a Psychologist
  • Developing Psychological Knowledge
  • Criminal Justice: From Crime Scene to Court
  • Foundations of Criminology
  • Development Across the Lifespan
  • Research and Theory in Criminological Psychology
  • Understanding the Criminal Mind
            • Crime and Society: Theorising Crime

                              English Language Requirements

                              You only need to take one of these language tests:

                              • Minimum required score:

                                72

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                              • Minimum required score:

                                5.5

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                              • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                                162

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                              Academic Requirements

                              • 120 tariff points
                              • BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                              • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International Applies to you

                                13840 GBP/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 13840 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                9250 GBP/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                              Living costs for Cheltenham

                              • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                Living Costs

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