Criminology with Forensic Psychology BSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom
Criminology with Forensic Psychology BSc
Next enrollment cycle January 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 3,487,260
Course Accredited By NA
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Our Criminology with Forensic Psychology BSc offers an exciting opportunity to study fundamental criminological theory and concepts, and allows you to gain a detailed understanding of the role of forensic psychology in both research and practice.

  • You will study Introduction to Forensic Psychology in the first year, alongside three other core modules, which focus on theories of crime, criminal justice, and victims of crime. The first year of the degree gives you the foundational knowledge and academic skills that you need to progress into the second and final years.
  • In the second year, you will explore the use of forensic psychology in investigative and legal criminal justice settings, alongside modules in Punishment and Rehabilitation and research methods. In the third year, you will take Using Psychology in Secure Settings and Criminal Justice and Mental Disorder, alongside modules that prepare you for the completion of your Student Research Project. In your final year, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your degree with a range of option modules..
  • Leicester ranks #2 in the UK for teaching Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2021). We are one of very few Schools in the country exclusively dedicated to teaching and researching criminology, and we are home to some of the UK’s leading criminologists. As such, you will benefit from a pure, focused and definitive education in the study of crime. Our strong performance in the National Student Survey since it began in 2005 reflects the popularity of the course among our students, as well as the dedication of the academic staff.

In the School of Criminology our research expertise feeds directly into our teaching, providing innovative and exciting content, as well as keeping you abreast of current debates on crime and criminal justice. Our award-winning research has real impact in wider society, and it influences policy and practice within the UK and beyond. Our research strengths include:

  • Desistance and rehabilitation
  • Domestic violence
  • Forensic science
  • Hate crime
  • Investigative psychology
  • Policing
  • Prisons
  • Sex work


  • Citizens of Change 100 Scholarship - Anyone holding an offer of a place at Leicester - 50% fee reduction in first year
  • Science and Engineering International Merit Scholarship - International-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester College of Science and Engineering - £3,000 or £5,000 per year
  • Family Loyalty Discount - Any child, sibling or spouse of a Leicester student or graduate - 10% fee discount
  • Media, Communications and Sociology International Merit Scholarship - International-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester School of Media, Communications and Sociology - £3,000 or £5,000 per year
  • Music scholarships - Talented musicians/singers at Grade 6 or above - £500
  • Sports scholarships - Students who compete at regional, national or international level - Facilities, coaching and financial support
  • ULSB International Merit Scholarship - Students applying for a degree in the University of Leicester School of Business, starting September 2022 or later - £3,000 per year

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB. All subjects accepted. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB EPQ at grade B.
  • GCSE: English at grade C (4). 
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall.
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma at DDM. 
  • Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year – Society and Culture run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
  • Second Year Entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1


  • Theories of Crime and Criminality (double module)
  • Criminal Justice in Action (double module)
  • Victims of Crime (double module)
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology (double module)

Year 2


  • Punishment and Rehabilitation (double module)
  • Understanding Criminological Research (double module)
  • Investigative Psychology (single module)
  • Doing Criminological Research (double module)
  • Working in and Experiences of the Criminal Justice System (single module)

Year 3

Core modules

  • Being a Criminologist (double module)
  • Using Psychology in Secure Settings (single module)
  • Student Research Project (double module)
  • Criminal Justice and Mental Disorder (single module)

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Violence
  • Gender and Crime
  • Hate Crime

Then choose one option module from:

  • Drugs, Crime and Society
  • Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

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