What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers89%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Criminology sheds light on the contexts in which crime and social life are discussed. Having criminology as a secondary discipline brings a sociological perspective on crime to core areas of psychology, which can be applied to understanding criminal behaviour. The course will give you insights into social diversity and inequality. Youâ??ll understand their implications for crime and the criminal justice system. Youâ??ll also learn about the ethical issues related to working with vulnerable people in the criminal justice system or researching issues related to crime and victimisation.???
1st year modules include: Introduction to psychology, psychological research methods, criminal law and justice, and introduction to criminology. 2nd year modules include: social and developmental psychology, contemporary criminology, and empirical psychology; optional modules include: psychological perspectives on criminal behaviour, law, discrimination and human rights and organised crime. 3rd year modules include: an empirical dissertation, issues in psychobiology and individual difference and historical and conceptual issues in psychology and cognitive psychology; optional modules include: cyber crime, globalisation, terrorism and state crime, penal policy and community corrections, criminal justice systems, and understanding violence and victims. The programme is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS, provided the minimum standard of a lower 2nd Class Honours (2:2) is achieved.
Bucks has a fantastic range of courses with a real focus on developing contacts and relationships with employers, and developing the skills you need to succeed as a graduate. The Students' Union and its 'Big Deal' means that sport, entertainment and recreational activities are free, while student reps get paid. Last year 10,930 students attended 219 free activities paid for by the Big Deal.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?