Psychology with Criminology

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year is designed to provide you with the core skills you will need to succeed as an undergraduate. You will take six modules that will introduce you to Psychology as the scientific study of human behaviour, and will prepare for study in higher education.

Core modules

  •  Preparation for Learning in Higher Education
  • Introduction to Theories of Psychology
  • Foundation in Data Analysis
  • Psychology Theory and Research Design
  • Subject in Context - Psychological Investigation

Optional modules

  • Foundation Maths Skills
  • Foundation Maths A
  • Foundation Maths 1

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY 19% 0% 81%
Y1  19%  0%  81%
Y2  20%  0%  80%
Final  14%  0%  86%
FY 36% 6% 58%
Y1  48%  3%  49%
Y2  37%  3%  60%
Final  20%  2%  78%

About the course

Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this degree enables you to become a graduate member of the BPS – an essential step towards qualifying as a Chartered Psychologist. The course combines the interrelated disciplines of psychology and criminology, allowing you to develop the analytical and evaluative skills required of a psychologist, while exploring the theoretical and policy issues relating to the fascinating study of crime. Psychology in Hull has been going strong since 1928 and we have one of the longest-established departments for the study of criminology.

You will develop practical and technical skills under professional psychologists with a superb record of teaching and research expertise and learn how to employ specialist techniques and technical equipment in our state-of-the-art research laboratories. One of the main aims of this degree is to give you the skills to gather, analyse and evaluate data about people’s behaviour and thoughts. With regard to criminology and the understanding of how crime is dealt with, your studies will draw upon a number of disciplines such as social policy, sociology, psychology and law.

The skills that you will acquire on our degree courses readily transfer to many areas of employment making our students highly employable. You will learn to think critically and to solve problems, to communicate confidently and effectively, how to work independently and in groups. The option of a foundation year enhances your language and writing skills, preparing you for the BSc Honours in which you can choose specialist options to suit your interests.


BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

With a degree in Psychology with Criminology, you will be equipped with skills for a variety of careers. As a scientist, your analytical and problem-solving skills and experience in research will be sought-after by employers. You will be eligible to work in the fields of clinical, professional, educational, occupational, forensic, sports and health psychology.

The criminology aspect of your degree will qualify you to work in local government, the NHS, educational institutions and charities that work with young offenders or victims of crime. You can also work in a range of social welfare posts such as mental health support, drug rehabilitation, housing, victim support and counselling. Graduates have also gone on to successful careers in teaching, the Civil Service, broadcasting and banking.

The University Careers Service are able to provide a wealth of advice, information and guidance to help you prepare for the future, both during your degree and upon graduation. The University of Hull is one of the few universities which do not place a time limit after which careers support is withdrawn.

Many students have also stayed on to study for higher degrees - both Masters and PhD level.