Psychology & Criminology BSc (Hons) (Level 6)

Ever wondered how the human brain works? What causes criminal behaviour? How it can be prevented?

Psychology is the scientific study of human mind, its functions, and, specifically, how it affects our behaviour, Criminology involves analysing crime and nonconformity and explores everything from the nature of criminal justice systems to the role the media plays on crime, the causes of crime, and victimisation. Humanities and social sciences will allow you to discover the behaviour of many individuals in human society and how their culture influences their behaviour.

These subjects open up a variety of pathways and advantageous careers. An experienced psychologist can earn anything up to £60,000 per year with qualified police constables earning up to £40, 000 per year. Other careers include being a social worker, therapist, criminologist, forensic examiner, or occupational therapist.

You will also be given desirable employability skills, which include critical thinking, analytical, and communication techniques to ensure you succeed in your chosen post-graduate field. You’ll be invited to learn about a range of exciting and important topics, from aggression, child protection, criminal justice, and human rights to the science of psychology, dependant on which course you choose to study.

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), who ensure quality standards of teaching and learning and act as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.


Course Code: CM88
Institution Code: S03
Campus Name: Salford City College
Campus Code: S

What Will I study

This BSc (Hons) course brings together two areas of study that have a natural affinity enabling you to understand the complex issues surrounding crime as well as the core areas of psychology. Crime is one of the major problems facing society today. To understand the complex issues surrounding it, we have brought together two areas of study that have a natural affinity, giving you a degree that will help you make a real difference. Psychology is about people – the study of the human mind and behaviour. Criminology involves analysing crime and deviance, exploring a wide range of issues from the nature of criminal justice systems to the role of the media in representing and influencing crime. You will learn about the core areas of psychology; biological, cognitive, developmental, social and individual differences. These core areas are underpinned with research methods, which is integrated into your learning across the modules, as well as being a standalone module. You will learn to be a critical thinker, able to consider a problem, develop a research plan and execute that plan. You will initially be introduced to the key areas of psychology, then explore these in detail at year 2, finally in year 3 you can choose optional modules of interest to you.

Year 1 (taught at the University Centre at Salford City College)

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Social Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and human Rights
  • Introduction to Individual Differences
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Crime, Conflict and Society
    • On successful completion of year 1 you will transfer to the University of Salford to complete years 2 and 3.

      Entry Requirements

      104-112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent professional qualification. Grade C/4 or above in English and maths. Appropiately experienced mature applicants will be considered in line with the University’s Accredited Prior Learning process.


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NameAvailable at:Start DateAcademic Year
Psychology and Criminology Degree (BSC) - Salford University (Level 6) FutureSkills at MediaCityUK 19/09/2022 22/23
Psychology and Criminology Degree (BSC) - Salford University (Level 6) FutureSkills at MediaCityUK 20/09/2021 21/22