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.

**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 and Sociological Theory (core, 30 credits)

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

Personality and Social Psychology (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Criminological Theory (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)

Youth, Crime and Violence (option, 15 credits)

Extension of Knowledge (option, 15 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Criminology and Work Experience (option, 15 credits)

Crime Control and Penology (alt-core, 30 credits)

Social Control and Organised Penology (alt-core, 30 credits)

Criminological Research Practice (alt-core, 15 credits)

Criminology Project (alt-core, 30 credits)

Clinical and Health Psychology (alt-core, 30 credits)

Cognition and Emotion (alt-core, 15 credits)

Counselling Psychology (alt-core, 15 credits)

Forensic Psychology (alt-core, 15 credits)

Work Psychology (alt-core, 15 credits)

Special Topics in Personality and Social Psychology (alt-core ,15 credits)

Serious and Serial Offenders (option, 15 credits)

Victims and Crime (option, 15 credits)

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (option, 15 credits)

Gender and Sexuality (option, 30 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
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) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,700 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £3,175 Overseas Fees