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Criminology and Psychology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
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3 years
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About this course

Explore the fascinating worlds of crime, the criminal mind and deviant behaviour. Examine the different, and sometimes contradictory, views on the psychology behind our nature and the choices we make. These are complementary subjects, which often feature in the media and popular culture.

Criminology looks at the origins and patterns of criminality, the justice system and the reasons for committing crime. Psychology examines the mind to try to explain and predict human interaction and behaviour choice.

On this criminology and psychology course, you’ll study:

  • criminal behaviour
  • victimisation and society's reaction
  • the socio-legal context of crime
  • the future of social control

You’ll also examine the major views and topics within psychology, including:

  • cognitive psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • social psychology

As part of your degree you can:

  • use our research facilities, which include eye-movement recording and virtual reality labs
  • examine cyber and international crime
  • study abroad for a semester in Brazil, Canada or China
  • challenge yourself and help make a difference with our Social Impact Lab
  • take specialist modules from other disciplines to unlock a range of career options

The University is also home to the Institute of Criminal Justice. You can take part in seminars, workshops and lectures, and explore the relationships between criminal justice scholarship, research, policy, and practice.

This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It will open the door to further research or careers in public service, criminal justice and beyond.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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