Why study BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology at BU?

  • Focus on these overlapping disciplines, where you’ll take a closer look at the study of criminology and the criminal justice system, and enrich this learning through the study of psychology.
  • Studying criminology and psychology modules, you'll investigate criminal behaviour, examine the views, thoughts, intentions, actions and reactions of criminals and victims
  • Decide your focus by choosing units in your second and final year to create a bespoke degree to reflect your chosen interests or career aspirations
  • Learn from research-active social scientists in fields including society and social formation, social anthropology, criminology, cultural diversity and social welfare
  • Choose from either a 30-week ‘sandwich’ placement or a shorter four-week placement to provide you with important work experience
  • Develop your own piece of research based on a topic that interests you, or aligns itself with your future career or study plans, in your final year dissertation.   

What can you achieve with this degree?

This degree will provide you with the ideal platform for further specialisation in many careers, particularly in areas where a deep understanding of criminal behaviour is valuable, as well as postgraduate study opportunities.

Course review: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.  These changes will come into effect for all new students from September 2025. Applicants will be notified by our admissions team of any changes.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University Lansdowne Campus, with some psychology units taught at Talbot Campus


3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week work placement, full time.

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 104 – 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry:  If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.