University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**Please note applicants must enter at year 0. There is no direct entry onto the extended provision, students with relevant entry qualifications wishing to apply to Year 1 should apply to course code ‘MC98 BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Psychology’ and not ‘L311 BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Extended)**

Please note that the information set out on this website relates only to the programme that commences in September 2018

The BSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology (Extended) programme’s foundation year is designed to give you:

' An introduction to criminology

' An introduction to social sciences

' Improved communication skills

' Academic writing skills

After successful completion of the foundation year you can go on ' over the remaining three years of the BSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology (Extended) programme ' to study a varied range of issues, including offender profiling, stalking and psychopathology; representations of crime and detection in popular TV and film; imprisonment, prisoners and human rights; gender, race and discrimination; policing, drugs and organised crime; and security, terrorism, cybercrime and the criminology of war. You will gain an understanding of the nature, causes of, and reactions to crime, and explore social and state responses and methods of control and prevention, encompassing major theoretical paradigms, applications and practices within the field of contemporary criminology. This is complemented by a comprehensive overview of criminal psychology.

Criminology and criminal psychology are subjects that have grown significantly over the past decade and are now recognised as specialist areas of knowledge in their own right. Post'foundation year, this programme operates within a multidisciplinary framework drawing on psychology, law and sociology, and offers a critical socio'legal approach and an international perspective.

We currently offer two modules that you might decide to study; one based in prison (the ‘Inside and Outside Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice’ module which runs in the third year of this full'time Extended programme) and a work placement (the ‘Criminology, the Community and Work'Based Practice’ module which runs in the final year (i.e. the fourth year) of this full'time Extended programme). If you are selected for the ‘Inside and Outside Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice’ course, you will study criminology alongside people currently serving sentences in prison at the prison itself. If you are selected for the work placement, ‘Criminology, the Community and Work'Based Practice’, you will volunteer in an agency that is either part of, or complementary to, the Criminal Justice System. Students selected for the work placement option will typically attend the placement for one day a week during the timetabled teaching weeks of the final year.

**PLEASE NOTE**: This degree programme does not provide British Psychological Society (BPS) recognition or accreditation.

Course Modules

From time to time we update our programmes, so the programme structure, mode, the courses and course structure and content can be subject to change from what is listed below. The availability of option courses 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 and/or educational background. 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), thecourses and the course structure) of the programme shown in this information is shown for illustrative purposes only. Therefore, if your application is dependent upon studying a particular course (or courses), please contact the School of Law for advice at

Programme starting in September 2018:

**Year 1 (the Foundation Year or ‘Year 0’)**

* The Art of Communication (15 credits)

* Introduction to Social Sciences (30 credits)

* Introduction to Criminology (30 credits)

* Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits)


* Study Skills (15 credits) AND Academic Writing (15 credits)


* English for Academic Purposes 1 (15 credits) AND English for Academic Purposes 2 (15 credits)

Please note that the decision as to which pair of courses (i.e. Study Skills and Academic Writing OR English for Academic Purposes 1 & 2) will be studied by a student will be made by the University and will depend on a student’s educational/academic background.

**Years 2, 3 and 4**

For details of the course structure of Years 2 to 4 of this Extended programme, please refer to the course structure for Years 1 to 3 of the 3'Year, full'time, BSc (Hons) Criminology & Criminal Psychology programme that starts 12 months after this Extended programme starts.

(Please note that after successful completion of the foundation year, Extended students will remain on the BSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology (Extended) programme for the entire duration the Extended programme ' i.e. a further three years once the Foundation Year has been completed.)

**Please note:** From September 2018 onwards, it is likely that any psychology courses (i.e. modules) offered as part of this programme (these are only from Year 2 onwards on the Extended programme) will be taught at the University’s Greenwich Campus, not the University’s Avery Hill Campus where they are currently taught.)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees