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Criminology - Psychology B.Sc., B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months



The academic discipline of criminology considers a range of questions relating to crime, deviance and social control, including:

What are the causes and consequence of crime? What are society?s responses to crime, offenders and victims? How are laws created and enforced? How are crime and law-breaking defined? What are the cultural and historical changes in constructions and responses to crime?

The discipline of criminology allows students to think about and address these questions. It provides students an excellent understanding of national and global trends in contemporary British society and situates crime within this context. 


Psychology is a multi-disciplinary, fascinating subject covering all aspects of human behaviour. It is concerned with individual psychological processes and the social context of how we think and interact with the world around us. Psychologists use scientific methods, such as observation, experiments and statistical analysis to explore all aspects of our behaviour to understand how and why we react in the ways that we do.  Our degree programmes cover all elements of psychological study from early childhood, neuropsychology and forensic to counselling, psychotherapy and abnormal psychology. 

The disciplines of Criminology and Psychology work well together as they offer different perspectives on crime. As part of their criminological studies, combined honours students are introduced to up-to-date and critical knowledge of the criminal justice processes and policies as well as the key agencies operating within it, such as the police, courts and prisons. As students progress through this course, they will have increasing flexibility to pursue their own specific criminological interests through a range of optional units.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Doing Qualitative Research
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Investigations in Psychology
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Working with Quantitative Evidence 

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements



 A2 or acceptable alternative in a humanities subject or sociology/social science is preferred.

Grades BBC or BBB excluding General Studies if A2 or minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points at Level 3 or equivalent (such as DMM on BTEC Extended Diploma)


GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4.

The following qualifications are not accepted: Adult literacy, Adult Numeracy, Functional Skills, Key Skills Application of Number and Communication



Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 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 Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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