University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**Our criminology and criminal psychology degree is aimed at anyone interested in crime, psychology and the criminal justice system.**

**Why study this at Greenwich?**

* Provides a clear introduction to, and rigorous grounding in, both criminology and criminal psychology

* Opportunity to apply for a placement-based course

* Will appeal to those with a keen interest in criminology, criminal psychology, criminal justice and applied social sciences, as well as to those considering future employment within the developing fields of criminal psychology or criminal justice

**Why study this programme?**

The BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Psychology degree at Greenwich offers a unique fusion of two of the most exciting and relevant contemporary academic disciplines on offer at British universities. It provides a clear introduction to, and rigorous grounding in, both criminology and criminal psychology (subjects that have grown significantly over the past decade and are now recognised as specialist areas of knowledge in their own right), together with social policy, criminal justice and social welfare. This multidisciplinary approach offers a critical socio-legal and international perspective.

You can 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

* 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.

The programme will appeal to those with a keen interest in criminology, criminal psychology, criminal justice and applied social sciences, as well as to those considering future employment within the developing fields of criminal psychology or criminal justice. Others more interested in policy, research, and the social care and welfare professions of social work, mental health, youth work or child protection will also benefit from this degree.

Among the range of courses offered, the programme includes the opportunity to be selected, separately, for the:

'Inside and Outside Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice' course in which students study a criminology course in a prison, alongside serving prisoners;

and the:

'Criminology, the Community and Work-Based Practice' - a work-placement course which involves students volunteering in an agency that is either part of or complementary to the Criminal Justice System (typically, full-time, students on this course attend their work placement one day a week during the timetabled teaching weeks the course runs in).

**Professional recognition**

This degree programme does not provide British Psychological Society (BPS) recognition or accreditation. Currently, the university's Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling offers an MSc Psychology conversion degree that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) to successful graduates from the BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Psychology degree who are accepted onto, and who complete successfully, the university's MSc Psychology degree.

Course Modules

**Year 1**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Introduction to Psychology for Criminology (30 credits)

* Foundations of Criminology (30 credits)

* Forensic Criminology (30 credits)

* Understanding Deviance (30 credits)

**Year 2**

* Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Criminological and Forensic Psychology (30 credits)

* Criminological Research Methods (30 credits)

* Criminological Perspectives (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

* Crime, Discrimination and Society (30 credits)

* Crime and the Media (15 credits)

* Penology (15 credits)

* Forensic Mental Health (15 credits)

* The Criminologies of Disobedience (15 credits)

* Inside and Outside Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice (15 credits)

**Year 3**

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

* Social Forensic Psychology (15 credits)

* Investigative Forensic Psychology (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 90 credits from this list of options:

* The Psychology of Terrorism (15 credits)

*Criminology Undergraduate Dissertation Project (30 credits)

* Policing (30 credits)

* Perspectives on Violence (30 credits)

* Women, Power, Crime and Justice (30 credits)

* Criminology, the Community and Work Based Practice (30 credits)

* Crime in the City, Crime and the State (30 credits)

* Crimes of the Powerful (15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

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