University of West London

Course Introduction

Interested in what goes on in a criminals mind? This intriguing course will provide you with a full grounding in psychology with a focus on the specialist area of criminal behaviour and the treatment of offenders. This professionally'focused course has been accredited by the British Psychological Society since 1986. In your final year you will gain practical work experience in the field. As well as aiding your studies, this will show employers that you can apply your knowledge to real'life situations.

Course Modules

Level 4: Social and developmental psychology; introduction to criminology; learning and cognition; research methods in psychology (1); research methods in psychology (2). Level 5: Individual differences; developmental psychology; cognitive psychology; social psychology; theories of criminal behaviour; further research methods. Level 6: Experiential learning ' a short work placement related to psychology and/or criminology; dissertation ' an independent research project related to criminological psychology; psychology of crime; brain and behaviour; sentencing; penal theory.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,350  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons) £6,650  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 7 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons) £5,650  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Tariff 112-120
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma