BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminological Psychology (L4C8)


Buckinghamshire New University

BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminological Psychology

Requirements / Wymagania

Matematyka minimum 50% lub  ... minimum 40%
J. angielski minimum 90% ustny i pisemny lub ... minimum 60%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS  opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 5.5 opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 5.5
Certyfikat językowy TOEFL opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 87(IBT zdawany przy komputerze)  -
Matura międzynarodowa IB min 32 punkty, matura w starym systemie min. 4, matura dwujęzyczna min.60% - -


Is this course for me?

Designed for those interested in the criminal justice system, this course is well suited for a diversity of careers including policing, community cohesion, crime analysis, action teams and civil servant roles. Throughout this course you’ll learn to explore developments within policing and focus on the nature of psychology through psychological perspectives and criminal behaviour.

What will this course cover?

Throughout this course you’ll look at the use of psychology within the criminal justice system. You’ll focus on theoretical insights of policing together with the science of criminal psychology. This will include criminal behaviour, risk assessment, legal and forensic psychology.

You’ll study key modules in policing and criminal law, as well as exploring the various forms of psychology. We’ll spend time focusing on the psychological perspectives of criminal behaviour and learn about different forms of crime. You’ll study a wide range of contemporary criminological issues from discrimination and cyber crime through to radicalisation and terrorism.


Why choose Buckinghamshire New University?

Building on our special relationship with Thames Valley Police, this course has been designed to turn you into a responsible, responsive and dedicated graduate ready for careers in a range of demanding fields of employment in the police and criminal justice system.

We’re fortunate to have a highly experienced campus team as well as strong links with the police force. Many members of staff have come to Bucks from senior professional posts, so you’ll benefit from their practical experience and first-hand knowledge.

Work in the police force

You’ll have the opportunity to volunteer with Thames Valley Police as a special constable or police community support officer. This is a pre-join requirement for many police forces throughout the UK.

Excellent facilities

Our Code of Practice Suite gives you a taste of the professional working environment. This includes a mock bedsit, custody desk and suspect interview room, as well as adjoining seminar rooms with live and recorded video feed.

These facilities will be used typically where it is identified that practical role play type scenarios can add value to traditional classroom based learning such as understanding police processes around arrest, custody and interview.


  • Introduction to Policing
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity
  • Policing: Concepts, Theories and Practice
  • Crime Prevention and Reduction
  • Forms of Crime
  • Knowledge of Policing
  • Special Constabulary
  • Police Community Support Officer
  • Issues in Criminology: Discrimination
  • Contemporary Criminology
  • Psychological Perspectives of Criminal Behaviour
  • Operational Policing
  • Communication, Interaction and the Criminal Justice System
  • Cybercrime
  • Radicalisation and Terrorism
  • Dissertation
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Police Psychology and the Legal Framework
  • Investigative and Forensic Psychology
  • Victimology
  • Interpersonal Violence

How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Full-time Home and EU: £9,250 per year

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student.  

Further information

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