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Criminology and Criminal Psychology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #485 (QS) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Criminology and Criminal Psychology degreee offered at Aberystwyth University focuses on the fundamental aspects of Criminology, but places special emphasis on the psychological approaches to understanding human behaviour. 
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Criminology and Criminal Psychology degreee offered at Aberystwyth University addresses crime causation and the impact of crime on individuals, communities and societies, and explores psychological explanations of criminal behaviour and the management of offenders.Modules in criminology research methods will also provide you with key technical and analytical skills necessary to engage in contemporary debates surrounding policies and practices designed to prevent crime.


On completion of your degree, you will possess a repertoire of skills essential for pursuing a professional career in areas such as policing, prisons and youth justice.

On completion of your degree you will be in a strong position as potential candidate for:

  • Police and Prison Services;
  • National Probation Services;
  • UK Border Agency;
  • Intelligence Analyst for the Security.
  • Your future is important to us and our degrees will equip you with the following:
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely written and oral form;
  • Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team;

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:

  • Criminology Research Skills
  • Foundations Of Psychology
  • Introduction To Criminology
  • Legal And Criminal Justice Systems
  • Crime Control And Prevention 
  • Criminology In Action

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • A Levels BBC
  • GCSE requirements (grade C min):English or Welsh, Mathematics
  • BTEC National Diploma: DMM
  • International Baccalaureate:28 points overall
  • European Baccalaureate:65% overall

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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