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Psychology and Criminology

BSc (Hons)


2023 - 2024

Typical offer for 2023


UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It's not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

BBC - there are no subject specific requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM - there are no subject specific requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Meet UCAS Tariff of 112 - there are no subject specific requirements.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Progression requirements for degree programme

Pass each module and achieve a programme average of at least 40%.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, our Foundation Year has a route to Psychology and Criminology.


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Social and Developmental Psychology Laboratory

Observe and analyse human behaviour, like group processes or parent-child interactions, from behind one-way mirrors, using digital speakers and 360 degree tracking digital cameras. You will be able to record, edit and analyse observation data in the psychology laboratory too.

There is also a fully equipped interview suite for undertaking qualitative interviews.

Experimental Psychology Laboratory

Designed for cognitive research, this laboratory includes 12 fully equipped testing rooms, each with specialist software used in real-life settings. Biopsychology can also be studied; students can measure heart rate, galvanic skin response and brain waves (EEG) using the Biopac System.

Psychology Teaching Laboratory

This laboratory accommodates small groups for research and individual work. Students can access individual support with practical work and research skills from lecturers and psychology learning support officers.

Speech and Language Laboratory

Auditory information is all around us and the way we use and respond to speech and language is a central feature of psychology research. This highly specialised laboratory houses a sound-proof booth and has a dedicated audio-processing computer and two data collection stations.

Study support

A comprehensive support network is here for you to ensure you reach your academic potential and go on to further success in the future.

You’ll benefit from a range of support services, including:

  • Personal Academic Tutor
  • Student support / administration team
  • Academic Skills Advice service
  • Career and Employability Services
  • Disability Service
  • Well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities


Academics in the School of Social Sciences are engaged in exciting and innovative research at the cutting edge of both psychology and criminology.

Our psychology research examines the application of psychology to understanding health and well-being, food and behaviour, lifespan psychology and neuropsychology.

Our criminology research engages both the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary social policy at the international, national and local levels across a wide range of issues.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.