School of Social Sciences
BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Criminology


This engaging British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited course combines a comprehensive training in Psychology with the study of criminal behaviour, types of crime and knowledge of the criminal justice system. Our students benefit from over 60 academic experts, weekly research seminars and have access to first–class laboratory suites.

UCAS code: C8M2 BSc/PsywCr
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: 22 September 2014
Course length: Three years full-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please see the fees and funding information. For details on what is included in the fee, please see our course fees and funding page.

The course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the BPS curriculum. This accounts for two-thirds of the course and includes the workings of the brain; the processes and mechanisms of human thinking feeling and behaviour; and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives and society. The remaining third of the curriculum considers the social-cultural implications of crime and criminality and the contexts in which crimes are committed and understood.

Why choose this course?

  • Psychology at NTU received 96% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2013), ranking it as joint 6th out of 114 institutions for student satisfaction.
  • The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree and will allow you to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS as long as you graduate with at least a 2.2 honours degree.
  • Tailor your learning experience with a range of optional modules. This will give you the chance to pursue your own interests and begin to shape your learning towards further study and / or a particular career.
  • In your final year you will get the opportunity to take part in our Professional Practice in Psychology conference. Offering you the chance to experience life as a consultant psychologist, providing psychological solutions to real-world problems.
  • You can gain practical experience between Years Two and Three as well as undertake a work placement or study abroad at one of our partner institutions.
  • You will also be able to take full advantage of our excellent teaching laboratory suite. The facilities and equipment are exclusively for our psychology students and will help you carry out your own research and analyse data.
  • You'll be taught by enthusiastic, engaged and expert staff. In the National Student Survey (2013) over 90% of our BSc (Hons) Psychology students stated that staff are good at explaining things, staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching and that they were able to contact staff when they needed to. 
  • Our lectures are highly respected, with many involved in innovative research or are published authors in their specialist areas. Watch more of our NTUshell psychology videos to find out about our staff expertise.

What our students say

"I had always wanted to join the police and so I believed that the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology would be the best option for me. The course has allowed me to build upon my current knowledge of Psychology as well as my own personal interest in the criminal justice system, criminal psychology and youth offending. It's certainly provided me with the foundation for my future career."

James Mellett
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology

Want to know more?

For more details about our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology course you can request a course brochure. Open days are also a great way to find out more about our courses and experience NTU for yourself. Find out when our Open Days are taking place and book your place. If you can't make it in person why not take a virtual tour.