London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This joint honours degree in criminology and psychology is ideal if you’re interested in the relationship between crime and social issues such as ill'health, poverty and discrimination, and gaining an understanding of the workings of the human mind.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

Unravel the debates surrounding the causes of crime from the perspectives of both sociology and psychology in this programme taught by expert staff. The combination of criminology and psychology will give you an expertise in theories and approaches from both disciplines, allowing you to critically evaluate the causes and effects of crime and deviant behaviour.

Gain a solid grounding in developmental, social and cognitive psychology, as well as study how the individual develops through infancy, childhood and early adult life, the development of personality, social factors that influence behaviour, and the development of perception and human thought.

You’ll also be introduced to criminological theory, including the assumptions that underlie intervention and control, and to the criminal justice system including the police, judiciary and prisons where you'll examine the concept of justice and sentencing. You’ll learn the research skills needed to measure and interpret crime, including both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and through optional modules in your second and third year, you’ll begin to pursue the areas that most interest you. Options are wide'ranging and include terrorism, victimology, serial offenders and forensic psychology.

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If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Criminology, Policing and Law Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons).

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Criminological Theory (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (core, 30 credits)

Personality and Social Psychology (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Individual Differences and Social Psychology (core, 30 credits)

Measuring and Interpreting Crime (core, 30 credits)

Crime in Context (option, 30 credits)

Crime, Media and Technology (option, 15 credits)

Developmental Psychology and Cognition (option, 30 credits)

Perspectives on Policing (option, 30 credits)

Psychology and Employment (option, 15 credits)

Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Criminological Research Practice (alternative core, 15 credits)

Criminology and Psychology Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

Clinical and Health Psychology (option, 30 credits)

Counseling Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Criminology Work Placement (option, 15 credits)

Cultural and Social Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Forensic Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)

Judgement and Decision Making (option, 15 credits)

Psychology of Learning and Education (option, 15 credits)

Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)

Terrorism and Counter'Terrorism (option, 15 credits)

Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)

Work Psychology (option, 15 credits)

Crime Control and Penology (alternative core, 30 credits)

Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime (alternative core, 30 credits)

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