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Criminology and Psychology, B.Sc.

Criminology and Psychology, B.Sc.

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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.


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.

The Criminology and Psychology program is  delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.


This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). By following the accredited route through the programme you’ll achieve the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership, your first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • 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
            Option modules
            • Crime and Society: Theorising Crime
            • Forensic Criminology
            • Crime Science
            • Policing in the Community
            • Internship
            • Forensic Psychology
            • The Psychology of Wellbeing
            • Fieldwork Elective: Social Sciences
            • Crimes against Humanity
            • Gender, Culture and Society
            • Challenging Injustice: Welfare, Policy and Control

                              English Language Requirements

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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

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                                13500 GBP/year
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                              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                9250 GBP/year
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                              Living costs for Cheltenham

                              • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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