BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology

If the human mind and behavior fascinate you, this course will answer any burning questions you may have about what compels certain individuals to commit a crime and how society determines what exactly makes a crime. Though psychology and criminology are similar, there are also many differences. Psychology is the study of human behavior whereas criminology focuses on crimes. This course will see you studying multiple different areas including the justice system, political policy, law, and more. This program will allow you to delve deeper into the topics by giving you great insight into developmental, cognitive, biological and social psychology. You will also learn about the biggest case studies in this area.

You’ll get a historical recap by studying crime in society all the way back to the 1700s and you’ll be asked to consider different models of justice. By understanding how the criminal justice system (CJS) works in England and Wales, you’ll be gaining deep knowledge of the law of the land. You will also analyze these legal processes including the discrimination that can exist in the CJS.

Towards the end of your degree, you will conduct an independent piece of research into an area of your interest within criminology and psychology. You will have the support and guidance of an expert tutor who works in the field you select for this task.

Throughout this course, you will be asked to consider the best methodology as well as ethics in all work that you do yourself or when researching the work of others.

Who is this Program for?

This program is for anyone looking to understand how the criminal justice system (CJS) works in England and Wales and gain deep knowledge of the law of the land. You will analyze these legal processes including the implications of discrimination which may exist in the CJS. This is a fascinating degree that will also see you dipping into a range of different disciplines. If you have a real passion for community safety and crime prevention that you would enjoy exploring further, this is the course for you. After completing the degree, students will have the option to pursue further study in Psychology with the aim of becoming a qualified Psychologist.

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  • 96% of the graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation
  • 79% of the students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies


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  • International student cohort with over 40 nationalities represented
  • Scholarships, flexible payment plans and early-bird discounts available
  • Perfect city center locations in Berlin
  • Free German classes and 100% in English

Why Germany?

1. Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3.4%*

2. 4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650 in Europe, with a growing economy**

3. Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe; It is recognized for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA***.

4. Berlin, Germany’s capital, is the start-up technology capital of Europe

5. Berlin is the second largest city in the EU and has a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities for young professionals and graduates.

Germany is well known for its rich history in culture and arts, offering students an enriching international experience while combining world-class education from our globally-ranked partner institutions.


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Career Direction/Progression

Having completed this degree, graduates will have a wide variety of career options they can explore. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Human resources
  • Teaching
  • Government
  • Prison system
  • Police force
  • Research

Flexible Payment Plans Available:

Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the costs of your program fees across three installments. A deposit of €2,000.00 is required to start.

Course Requirements

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • For non-standard entry requirements, please contact us
  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
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Last updated March 1, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
3 years
8,000 EUR
8,000 euros per year. 1,000 euro per year early-bird discount (saving up to 3,000)
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