501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
57 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Criminology and Psychology

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Criminology and Psychology. This programme offers an opportunity to explore and explain some of society’s most fascinating questions. Studying this popular combination allows you to study the human mind and behaviour, gain an understanding of crime, criminals, and how society defines and responds to them. Criminology at Keele is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University League Tables, 2018. This combination is ideal for students wishing to study the relationship between human behaviour and the social context and structures in which crime, harm and victimisation occurs. Criminology is broadly concerned with how crime and deviance are understood, the efforts made to control crime, and the consequences of crime for offenders, victims and society. Psychology is a large and varied discipline dealing with the systematic investigation of mind and behaviour. You will learn about the social, legal and historical construction of crime and ‘deviance’ alongside psychological aspects of behaviour with regard to individual differences, social, developmental, cognitive and biological perspectives. Many students find their degree useful for careers in probation, community work, victim support, drugs and addiction centres and other occupations across the public and private sectors. Many also go on to further study. We also build opportunities for developing employability skills into all our modules, for example by encouraging the use and analysis of primary data, and the presentation of material to a range of different audiences. You'll also get opportunities to hear from practitioners and researchers active in the field. You’ll graduate with sufficient psychology modules for a psychology degree accredited by the British Psychological Society, plus in-depth knowledge of Criminology.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-26
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250