Criminology / Psychology (BA, BSc (Hons))

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA, BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Criminology / Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £600

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.


Manchester Campus


Department of Sociology

This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study.

The Combined Honours programme offers you an opportunity to study two subjects at degree level, enabling you to benefit from high quality teaching across more than one subject.


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.

Your career prospects after the course

Studying a combined honours degree gives you the opportunity to improve your employability by developing skills and knowledge in two subjects.

Opportunities can exist in roles working with social issues such as counselling, health care, family care, housing, probation work and many other jobs in social services.

Other opportunities can include administrative and managerial jobs in local or national government or working for the voluntary sector.

Students who major in psychology and who pass their dissertation research project and graduate with a second class honours degree or above will be eligible for Graduate Basis Registration with the British Psychological Society; this is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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  • The awardBA, BSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


 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)

Specific GCSE requirements

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


Non Tariffed Qualifications

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

International Baccalaureate points


IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Manchester Metropolitan University to prepare for your chosen course:

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