University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' You will work and collaborate with lecturers with real world experience in the criminal justice system, and as expert advisors, policy makers, researchers and campaigners. ' Develop practical skills to help you pursue a successful career. ' Apply the skills you learn in psychology to everyday life and the issues we face in the world today. ' 100% percent of our research has an impact on societies around the world (Research Excellence Framework 2014). ' Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Guardian University Guide 2016).

Course Modules

Criminology Year 1: criminology (an introduction); becoming a criminologist; introduction to criminal justice. Year 2: criminology theory; contemporary issues in criminology. Optional modules: research methods in criminology; victims of crime; race and criminal justice; youth crime and justice; criminal justice and domestic violence; placement learning in criminology. Year 3: research project; criminology dissertation; crimes of the powerful ; punishment and prisons; gender, violence and human rights; placement learning in criminology; drug use and policy; transnational policing; children, psychology and criminal justice; crime, culture and the city. Psychology Year 1: mind, body and brain (1); social and developmental psychology (1); research methods (1); psychology in practice. Year 2: mind, body and brain (2); personality psychology and abnormal behaviour; social and developmental psychology (2); research methods (2). Year 3: extended research project. Optional modules: autism (an interdisciplinary approach); body movement, gaze and gesture; communication and social interaction; cognition and emotion; critical psychology; health psychology; neuropsychology; organisational psychology; peer'assisted learning and the study of psychology; positive psychology; the biology and psychology of alcohol misuse; psychology of music; advanced abnormal psychology; criminal and forensic psychology; cognitive development for schools; counselling psychology; hands'on cognitive science; practical creativity and thinking skills; psychology of family and child wellbeing; social and cognitive development: family to school; social cognition and emotion; topics in cognitive neuroscience; language and cognitive science; psychological assessment for counselling.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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80% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 63%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 79%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 10

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 24%

Total Coursework: 74%

Total Practical: 1%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation