Criminology and Psychology BA (Hons) (CM89)


Coventry University

Criminology and Psychology BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury  40%  


Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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If you find the justice system intriguing, a degree in Criminology and Psychology can lead to a fascinating career in the police force.

Psychology is one of the founding disciplines behind the development of criminology. The two strands of study complement each other to help you understand how, and why, people think in different ways in the context of crime.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities


Course information

This course explores the role of crime and its control through the criminal justice process, drawing on aspects of applied psychology to better understand the behaviour of criminals and the impact of both crime and punishment.

Year one:


In the first year you will be introduced to the study of crime.


  • Introducing Criminology
  • Global Criminology
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Criminological Perspectives
  • Introducing Psychology
  • Discovering Psychology
Year two:


In the second year the Criminology half of your degree covers Prisons and Punishment and Policing and Society. This aids your study of Psychology in the other half of the programme, which covers individuals in society and the science of the mind. You will also undertake the planning of a research study as well as a module that allows you to develop career interests through a practice-based study.


  • Policing and Society
  • Careers for Criminologists
  • Criminological Imagination
  • Prisons and Punishment
  • Individuals in Society
  • S of the Mind
Placement year:


  • Professional Placement
  • Study Abroad
Final year:


The final year focuses on issues connected with crime and you will be given the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, firstly through a module that introduces a series of current issues of criminological interest, and secondly through an individual research project that leads to the production of a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

You will also take modules in Advanced Social Psychology and Forensic Psychology, as well as a module that is designed to help build your employability profile through exploring enterprise in practice.


  • Current Issues in Criminology
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Explaining Violence
  • Research Project in Criminology
  • Forensic Psychology

Why choose this course?

Our degree course in Criminology and Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of issues surrounding crime, society and their associated psychological aspects.

You will have the chance to gain a thorough practical and theoretical knowledge needed for a broad understanding of the role of crime and its control in society, focusing on areas such as applied psychology, forensic investigations, crime and social diversity, victimology, policing and different aspects of punishment. 

How you'll be taught

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, workshop practical classes and personal tutorials.

How you'll be assessed

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Coursework, tests, essays: 55%
  • Formal examinations: 30%
  • Practical or project work: 15%

International experience opportunities

You will have the chance to undertake an Erasmus-funded study year abroad at an overseas institution. You may elect to do this following the successful completion of your second year.

There are also opportunities for a field trip to Krakow in Poland to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau as well as the Stasi museum in Berlin and the chance to visit the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.


How much does it cost?

September 2018

  • £9,250 (per year)

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