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Criminology and Forensic Psychology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Criminology and Forensic Psychology (Hons) course at Kingston University will give you a comprehensive understanding of crime, victimisation and responses to crime. It encompasses broad social and political environments of crime and crime control, as well as individual motivations, psychological influences and experiences of deviant and criminal behaviour and its effects.


In your first year at the Criminology and Forensic Psychology (Hons) course at Kingston University, you'll cover the core theories and explanations for crimes, crime investigation and the criminal justice system, and develop your research methods skills.

In Year 2 you'll deepen your knowledge of individual causes and consequences of crime through the study of mental health, and of crime control measures in the form of policing and punishment. You can also focus on specialist crime-related topics.

In the final year you can take advanced modules on the context of crime, criminalisation and investigation, and choose module options related to the brain, criminal behaviour and therapy. You'll also complete a dissertation in an area of your own criminological interest.

Careers and progression

Criminology and forensic psychology graduates typically pursue careers connected directly or indirectly with the criminal justice system or other ‘people orientated' professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      4 years with foundation or sandwich year 
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations in Criminological Theory
  • Crime, Law and Justice
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology Research Methods 
  • Policing and Punishment
  • Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviours

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • From A levels: 120 UCAS points
  • BTEC National: Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM) from a social science related BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Access Diploma: Pass
  • GCSE: candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grade A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading) including Mathematics and English Language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 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.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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