Taught course

Psychology and Criminology

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a good honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification honours degree (or international equivalent), postgraduate diploma or degree-equivalent professional qualification. You will also hold a GCSE or equivalent in English language. Prior learning and experience may count for advanced standing

Months of entry


Course content

his course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of Psychology with a particular reference to Criminology. It offers a considerably wider choice of options allowing it to be tailored to the students' own interests and career aspirations.

Although this programme is not professionally recognised by the British Psychological Society, you will be taught alongside students studying the MSc Forensic Psychology programme as there is a large amount of common curriculum.

This modular programme is affiliated with the Research Institute for Health and Social Change (RIHSC) and offers a range of elective subjects.

  • This is a modular programme with a choice of elective subjects.

    • Ability Assessment
    • Dissertation
    • Eye Witness Testimony
    • Foundations of Forensic Practice
    • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
    • Introduction to Investigative Psychology
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Psychology and Law
    • Psychology within Clinical Forensic Practice
    • Qualitative Methods in Psychology
    • Quantitative Methods in Psychology
    • Understanding Criminal Victimisation
    • Youth Crime and Youth Justice

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £5,490 part-time: £915 per 30 credit unit.
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment62
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969