Study your Criminology & Psychology Degree with Arden in Berlin

Arden University's BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to explore careers including human resource, teaching, government, and the police force among others.

Our qualification is ideal for anyone interested in understanding theories about crime and explanatory factors and how society responds to crime and deviance.

The course will see you studying multiple areas including the justice system, law, and more. 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.

Arden's Blended Learning approach provides high-quality flexible learning with both face-to-face and online learning taking place.

You’ll study at our Berlin study centre in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. Germany is recognised for its high-quality education^.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Stats on studying in Germany with Arden University

Key Information

TBC (180 UK Credits)
Apr/Oct 2019
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology
3 years
Course Fees:
8,000 € per year
Study Modes:
Full-time / Part-time
Germany based
Course Modules

In total there are 17 modules across this Criminology & Psychology degree course. You will be introduced to modules in psychology, criminology, cybercrime, contemporary debates in criminology as well as a module on the criminal justice system. Your final module will be a research project that will allow students to apply the skills they have learned throughout the programme in an area they want to specialise in.
Your studies will see you evaluating the work of prominent thinkers in this field as well as assessing more contemporary arguments. Students will learn about criminology from its beginnings in the 1700s, the basic structure and functions of the nervous system, theories and debates of personality and intelligence and how cybercrime has more than doubled in the UK since 2015.

Year 1

  • Skills for interdisciplinary study
  • Introduction to social and developmental psychology
  • Introduction to biological and cognitive psychology 
  • Crime and society 
  • Criminal Justice System 
  • Key studies in psychology 

Year 2

  • Research and ethics in action 
  • Personality and intelligence
  • Social psychology 
  • Contemporary debates in criminology 
  • Environmental criminology 
  • Policing and police Powers 

Year 3

  • Research planning and project 
  • Contemporary developmental psychology 
  • Cross-cultural psychology 
  • Cybercrime 
  • Youth justice 

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Who should take this course?

Our Criminology & Psychology degree course is for anyone looking to understand how the Criminal Justice System (CJS) works in England and Wales and gain a deep knowledge on the law of the land.

You will analyse many legal processes including the implications of discrimination which may exist in the CJS.

This is a fascinating degree course 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 to becoming a qualified Psychologist. 

Course objectives
  • Enables students to gain a fundamental understanding of social, cognitive and biological psychology
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System across England and Wales
  • Considers research methodology and ethics in all work students do
  • Allows students to discover and learn about the impact of contemporary debates within this field
  • Allows students to carry out an individual research project in an area of interest  


Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements: 

  • 2 subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in 3 subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • A completed recognised Access Programme or equivalent
  • Personal statement 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Non-standard entry requirements:
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have a strong motivation to study the programme. A personal statement will be needed if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. This statement should be between 350-500 words and should include your references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.
Furthermore, we will ask for references and evidence of a minimum of 2 years’ work experience.  
A completed application form is required for all entry routes.

How will I learn?

You will learn using a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Arden's innovative Blended Learning programmes combine traditional face-to-face classes with the flexibility of online study.

You will also have access to online study materials and resources 24/7 to support independent study, as well as online lessons, tutorials, forums and virtual classrooms and libraries through our online portal, iLearn.

Assessment methods consist of assignments, essays, presentations, case studies, portfolios and exams.

In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own Student Support Coordinator for any administrative, technical, or motivational help. 

Flexible Payment Plans

The course fees for BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology are €8,000 per year. An initial deposit of €1,000 is required to secure your place on this course
Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the cost of your programme fees across multiple installments. If you apply today you can receive an early bird discount of €1,000.

In addition to the qualification itself, your course fees cover a range of student support services, including visa application support, as well as German language classes for international students.

To find out more, please contact a Programme Advisor.


*Terms and Conditions apply

Career prospects

Having completed this BA (Hons) degree in Criminology & Psychology, Arden 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
Why study in Berlin?
  • Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018
  • Option to apply for a 18-month post-study residence permit
  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Learn from world-class international faculty in an international environment
  • Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
  • Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
  • Rich in culture, history and entertainment
  • A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city
  • Study in Germany – the most popular option for international students^

^ Based on an annual survey by ICEF.

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