Criminology and Criminal Psychology (BSc (Hons))

University of Greenwich the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Criminology and Criminal Psychology at University of Greenwich

The BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Psychologydegree at Greenwich offers a unique fusion of two of the most exciting and relevantcontemporary academic disciplines on offer at British universities. It providesa clear introduction to, and rigorous grounding in, both criminology andcriminal psychology (subjects that have grown significantly over the pastdecade and are now recognised as specialist areas of knowledge in their own right),together with law, social policy, criminal justice and social welfare.

This programme operates within a multidisciplinaryframework drawing on psychology, law and sociology, and offers a criticalsocial-legal approach and an international perspective.

You can study a varied range of issues, including:

  • Offender profiling, stalking and psychopathology
  • Youth crime, gangs and violence
  • Representations of crime and detection in popular TV and film
  • Imprisonment,prisoners and human rights
  • Gender, race and discrimination
  • Policing, drugsand organised crime
  • Security, terrorism, cybercrime
  • The criminology ofwar.

You will gain an understanding of the nature,causes of, and reactions to crime, and explore social and state responses and methodsof control and prevention. You studies will encompass major theories, applicationsand practices within the field of contemporary criminology, and give you a comprehensive overview of criminal psychology.

The programme will appeal to those with a keeninterest in criminology, criminal psychology, criminal justice and applied socialsciences, as well as to those considering future employment within the developingfields of criminal psychology or applied criminal justice. Others more interestedin policy, research, and social care and welfare professions such as socialwork, mental health, youth work or child protection will also benefit from thisdegree.

Work placement

You will have the opportunity to apply to be selected to undertake awork placement in yourfinal year of thefull-time programme. If you are selected you will work in agency that iseither part of, or complementary to, the criminal justice system. Studentsselected for the placement option will typically attend the placement for oneday a week during the timetabled teaching weeks of the final year of the full-time programme.

Module options

From time-to-time we update our programmes to reflect changes in knowledge and industry standards, so the programme structure, mode and the modules and module structure can be subject to change from what is listed below. The availability of optional modules also varies from year to year according to student preference, staff availability and may, for some courses, also depend on a student's academic performance. Until the academic term immediately prior to the academic term in which an option is listed to run, we are not able to guarantee that an option listed will be available. In addition, please note that some courses may only be open to certain students and may also involve an application process which may include successfully passing a selection process to take the course. For these reasons, the structure (i.e. the mode(s), the modules and the module structure) of the programme shown in this information is shown for illustrative purposes only.


Our psychology degrees are ranked within the top five in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

We combine high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience. We offer well-equipped laboratories and facilities to support all your activities. We pride ourselves in creative teaching methods and assessment techniques and are consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey.

Study options for this course

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

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

  • Undergraduate finance pages
  • International students' finance pages

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Greenwich to find course entry requirements.

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