Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree is jointly delivered by the School of Law and the Department of Psychology. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society so that graduates have the opportunity to gain Graduate and/or Chartered Membership of the Society. Studying Criminology and Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London means that you will gain an understanding of crime, criminality, and the criminal justice system alongside the biological, social, clinical and cognitive factors that influence behaviour. You will learn from internationally renowned experts who will share their research and experience so that you gain current, relevant and transferable skills and knowledge which are highly sought after by employers.

The degree develops students' understanding of psychological problems and interventions, how social and cognitive factors influence behaviour, and how behaviour can be modified. It also examines the underpinnings of criminal behaviour (including violent crime, terrorism, race and hate crime), and how society reacts to, controls, and is affected by crime and deviance. By electing to spend a year in industry you will also have ample opportunities to integrate theory and practice and gain real world experience.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. Throughout your course you will receive individual attention and flexibility to acquire expertise within a specialist field.

+ Excellent position for a career in and out of the criminology and psychology-related fields, including criminal justice agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service, police, probation service, youth justice agencies and the prison service.

+ An established international reputation for quality research and teaching, and for our engagement in policy and practice, through active involvement with government bodies and voluntary and statutory agencies. The Department of Psychology is consistently highly ranked for student satisfaction (National Student Survey).

+ Opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in both criminology and psychology, for example 93% of Psychology research is rated 4* and 3* (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

+ One of the best-equipped Psychology departments in the country, where you will benefit from the experimental set-up.

+ Take advantage of studying in the School of Law with its links to legal and government bodies and agencies, Charitable bodies, policy makers and sevice providers

Course Modules

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time With Year in Industry
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time With Year in Industry
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time With Year in Industry
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £19,400 Overseas Fees