BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Psychology

University Of Greenwich

Program Overview

Greenwich is ranked 1st in London (and 10th in the UK) for Criminology by Guardian University Guide, 2022.


Study topics provide a clear introduction to criminology and criminal psychology. You will cover a range of issues, including offender profiling, stalking, psychopathology, gender, race and discrimination, crime scene investigation, and terrorism. You also have the option to put your learning into practice through a work placement in a prison setting or with an agency connected to the Criminal Justice System.


Popular careers for our criminology graduates include policy, research, the police force, social care and welfare. Our graduates have also gone on to work for UK Visas and Immigration and HM Revenue and Customs.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 15,100


IELTS: 6.5

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Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • 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 modules.

  • 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 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)
  • Crime Stories: The Inequality of Justice (15 credits)
  • Subcultures and Cultural Criminology (15 credits)
  • Drugs and Us: Crime, Health, Politics and Culture (15 credits)
  • Rehabilitation and Desistance (15 credits)


Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The Parameters of Hate (15 credits)
  • Perspectives on Violence (15 credits)
  • Gangs, Guns and Knife Crime (15 credits)

For entry in September 2022, you will require:

  • 112 UCAS points from A-Levels (we also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers).
  • GCSE English (Language or Literature) AND GCSE Maths at grade 4/C or above. We also consider equivalent qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2, in place of GCSEs.

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.


2022/23 fees

Full-time (per year)    
Home    £9,250 
International    £15,100 


Part-time (per 30 credits)
Home    £2,313 *

Fees information International fees
Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.


Accommodation costs
Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study
There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Other costs
Trips: The cost is activity dependant. Some may be free, while others may require a contribution. For the Level 6 module, 'Crime in the City, Crime and the State', trips form part of the timetabled session. These are either free or heavily subsidised by the university. You are not obliged to pay for field trips in order to complete your course.


Resources: Course texts and other study resources are available from Stockwell Street Library and/or Moodle, but you may wish to purchase your own copies. If you take the dissertation module, you pay for the printing and binding of two copies.


Travel: For the Level 5 module, 'Inside and Outside Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice', we provide your transport. For the Level 6 module, 'Criminology, the Community and Work-Based Practice', you face an added cost of attending your placement one day per week.

Will I have a work placement?
You will have the option to select a module for which you will be required to undertake a short-term placement. The placement will help you to transfer the skills learnt in the classroom to real life issues. Many placements are found through our existing network of industry contacts and alumni, and students are supported in securing these.


How long is my placement?
Placements are normally one day a week for either one or two terms depending on the number of credits available from the module.


What are the financial arrangements?
Placements are usually unpaid.


What sort of careers do graduates pursue?
The skills you acquire through studying our courses will prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries and jobs.


Graduates of this course have gone on to careers with the National Offender Management Service, the Police, Probation Service, Prison Service, court systems and forensic services. They have also worked for UK Visas and Immigration and HM Revenue and Customs.


Please note: This degree does not provide British Psychological Society (BPS) recognition or accreditation. However, graduates of this course who are accepted on to and then successfully complete our MSc Psychology conversion degree will receive Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS. (The MSc has specific entry requirements.)


Are internships available?
Students are encouraged to take up Summer internships during the Summer holidays, though it is up to the student to find them. Support is available to students from the Employability and Careers Service when applying for placements and internships.


Do you provide employability services?
Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

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