BSc (Hons) — 2025 entry Criminology and Psychology

On this new degree, you’ll delve into the mindset of why offenders commit crime, the consequences of their actions, and explore how rehabilitation can help. By studying these complementary subjects, you’ll lay a foundation for a successful career as a criminal justice professional, in clinical roles in offender management and rehabilitation, or supporting victims of crime.

Key course information

Typical offer
Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
Subject areas
UCAS code
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • This interdisciplinary course offers you the opportunity to develop a critical perspective on contemporary problems relating to crime, deviance and social control, while also giving you the chance to study the scientific evidence of behaviour, mental health and neuropsychological functioning.  
  • This is combined with an emphasis on those research skills necessary to conduct and evaluate research in these areas.  
  • This course builds on the strengths of our existing programmes in Criminology (6th in the Guardian University Guide 2024) and Psychology (top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey*). 
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6th in the UK

Criminology is ranked 6th in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Top 10 in the UK

Psychology is ranked top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey*

90.4% satisfaction

90.4% of our criminology students are satisfied with their course in the 2023 National Student Survey**

*Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables

**Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24, National Student Survey 2023

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