The Criminology Department at Middlesex has enjoyed a national and international reputation for over 30 years. BA Criminology with Psychology is a well-established programme combining modules on the problem of crime, criminological theory, the institutions of criminal justice, and criminological skills and methods with others that introduce psychological concepts, theories and methods. This allows students to study, integrate and apply psychology to criminology to gain an expert understanding of criminal behaviour.
We offer a yearlong, paid work-placement option between years two and three; related to areas such as crime, justice, social work and youth work.
Our excellent links with criminology-focused organisations in London ensure you can secure prestigious placement opportunities and gain excellent professional experience while you study.
Dr Robin Fletcher has developed close links with the Metropolitan Police Crime Academy at Hendon, formally the MPS Detective Training School. The most senior homicide detectives have enrolled onto a validated postgraduate work-based learning course. This new course has allowed senior police officers to gain academic merit from skills developed in the work place.
The objective of this module is to equip students with an understanding of the complex function of punishment as a practice and institution. More specifically, it aims a to create a critical awareness of the influence of country specific values and circumstances as well as of global developments on the formulation of criminal justice, its responses to crime, deviance and public insecurity, on its modes of punishment and their utility, and b to foster an appreciation of the human rights issues that different punishment measures and criminal justice responses can give rise to.
Our specialist teaching approach offers high levels of student support, ensuring you achieve excellent academic results.
We accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. Please refer to the table below for our typical offers for this course.
Typical offers for this course:
A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
Our degree is an excellent foundation for a career within a wide range organisations, such as the police, the National Offender Management Service, Jural Legal Services, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Court Service, and local government community safety, youth services, housing and environmental services, and drug and alcohol support services. While a degree in Criminology with Psychology will ordinarily lead to employment within the general field of criminal justice, the skills of data research, critical analysis, oral, written and visual communication, reasoned debate, understanding theoretical concepts, and policy analysis can be transferred to many other areas of employment.
Many of our graduates have also gone on to develop careers in a wide range of third sector organisations including those that deal with victim support, offender and drug rehabilitation, and community based private projects often with the young and the elderly.
We encourage all students to take part in voluntary work within the community. We encourage employers to work with the university and take students part time to develop their work based skills. For example, Dr Anthony Goodman has developed a pioneering opportunity with Les Quinn of the Islington Youth Offending Team to enable students to gain experience with young offenders. Since employers increasingly require prior experience this allows students to become more marketable when seeking employment once they have graduated.