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Undergraduate Programmes

Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology with Psychology


Course Code: 1745-DP035A (CE 68-849-00/91) Not Accepting Application
QF Level
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 14/003412/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2024
Ms Charlotte Chan
T: 2975 5610


Programme Overview

Criminology investigates a range of theoretical and policy issues relating to the extent, nature and distribution of crime, explanations of crime, the control of crime, including crime prevention, policing, the operation of the criminal justice process and methods of punishment, the nature and extent of crime victimisation, and the role of victims in the criminal justice system. You can now study criminology with one of the UK’s most prestigious centres for the study of crime, criminality and criminal justice, and acquire research methods as well as develop key transferable skills for the job market.

This programme is ideally suited to those who have a general interest in crime and criminology and a particular interest in psychology. Apart from up-to-date cross-cultural criminological and sociological theories, students will also be able to study a range of psychological approaches that are essential in explaining offending or abnormal behaviours.

犯罪學就各類犯罪學理論及政策問題進行研究,掌握不同類型的罪案,瞭解案情,從而打擊罪案的發生;當中包括防治罪案、針對犯罪活動制定對策、 警政、刑事司法程序運作、刑罰制度及掌握受害人在司法制度所扮演的角色等。


除了透過跨文化的犯罪學理論及廣闊的社會科學領域, 讓學生深入探討有關罪案及刑事司法的課題,此課程亦會涵蓋有關如何解讀犯罪及異常行為的心理學課題。

Programme Highlights

  • Leading UK university for the study of crime, criminology and criminal justice;
  • Teaching informed by world-class research; from one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary schools of social sciences; and
  • Practical training on research methods and transferable skills.

The University of Hull


Established in 1927, The University of Hull encompasses world-class teaching, research, impressive facilities, and a strong support network for over 16,000 students. 

The University is ranked 94th in the 2018 Complete University Guide. It has been consistently ranked among the leading UK universities for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey and for graduate employability.

Teaching and research in criminology enjoy a long traditions at The University of Hull. The School of Social Sciences is one of the longestestablished departments for the study of criminology, in a market that has been rapidly expanding in recent years. Sociology has also been taught at Hull for more many years, affirming the school’s excellent reputation.


英國赫爾大學於1927年成立,學府的師資、學術研究均達國際級水平;大學設置一流的設施,為全校超過16,000名學生提供強大的支援網絡。赫爾大學 於2018年英國大學排名位列第94位 (The Complete University Guide)。大學 在英國全國學生調查中亦一直被列為學生最滿意的英國大學之一,其畢業生 就業率一直名列前茅。

赫爾大學具超過30年授與研究犯罪學及社會學的資深經驗,亦是英國其中 一間最早提供犯罪學學科的大學,歷史悠久,近年發展更見迅速。




Content and

Programme Structure

The entire programme takes 3 years to complete in the UK, but in Hong Kong, only the Second Year and Third Year modules will be offered.

Applicants who meet the entry requirements and are approved by the University of Hull may qualify for direct admission to the Second Year of the programme and will be required to complete 240 credits for graduation.

Year Module Title

Year 2* (120 Credits)

Representations of Crime

Policing and Criminal Investigation

Criminology in Late Modernity

Analysing Social Data

Psychology of Offending and Victimisation

Social Psychology and Individual Differences 2

Year 3** (120 credits)

Forensic Psychology

Criminology Dissertation plus 3 available options

Available options 

Understanding Islamophobia

Punishment, Dangerousness and Risk

Contemporary Imprisonment

Sex Work, Policy and Crime

Drugs and Drug Use

*Each module carries 20 credits

**Each module carries 20 credits, except the module Criminology Dissertation which is of 40 credits

The above programme structure is intended for use as a guide to prospective students. HKU SPACE and The University of Hull reserve the right to vary the structure. 

Duration of Study 

With full exemptions from the first year of study, students can complete the enrolled programme in 2 years in full-time mode.

Teaching Mode

The programme will be delivered in full-time mode, and taught jointly by University of Hull and HKU SPACE academic staff. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, workshops and self-directed research projects.


Assessments will be in various forms including essays, presentations, projects, reports, examinations and dissertation. 

Teaching Staff

In association with University of Hull, UK

  • Programme Leaders
    CARTER, Denise
    (University of Hull)
    BA; PhD
    KWAN, Kalwan
    Dip(SW) HKBC; BSW PolyU HK; MSocSc, PhD HKU
  • Teaching Staff - The University of Hull
    BRADY, Kay BSc; PGCE
    BRENNAN, Iain BSc (Hons), MA, PhD, CPsychologist
    BUTLER, Ruth BSc Lancaster; PhD Reading
    CALVERLEY, Adam PhD Keele
    HOLDSWORTH, Julia PhD Hull
    ORNELLA, Alexander MBA Leicester; MMag.Theol Graz; Dr.Theol Graz
    O’LEARY Nicola BA; MA; PhD Hull
    ORTON, Bev BA USA; PG Dip Lincoln Humberside; PGCE Huddesfield; MEd Cantab
    SANTORSO, Simone BA Padua; MA Padua; PhD Urbino
  • Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
    CHAN, Nancy BSocSc; MSc; MClinPsy London
    CHAN, Samson
    Dip(SW) HKBC; Dip(MS) CUHK; Cert(CJ) HK; MA Leic; PgCert, PhD Hull; CSDSM, CSMSM
    KWAN, Kalwan Dip (SW) HKBC; BSW PolyU HK; MSocSc, PhD HKU
    LEE, Wendy BA, MEd HKU; MIPA
    LEUNG, Corrina BA; MPhil HKU
    POON, Alvin BA; MA; PhD
    YU, Isaac BSoSc; MSc; Registered Counsellor


Award and


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology with Psychology by the University of Hull.

Career Opportunities

The University of Hull has one of the best records in the UK for employment of its graduates, and Hull’s social sciences graduates are no exception. There is an increasing market for graduates in social sciences, criminology and/or psychology.

The demand for social sciences graduates has increased in recent years, and our degree equips students with knowledge and skills that will be invaluable for careers connected with social services. Graduates are expected to be capable of devoting themselves in a wide variety of careers. Common career choices include the civil services, social or community services, the legal profession and academic or policy research.

Graduates with degrees in criminology-related fields have found employment in a wide variety of careers: as police and probation officers, academic and policy researchers, community and voluntary sector workers, teachers, to name only a few career destinations.

Further Studies 

Qualifications from the University of Hull are recognised internationally, and graduates of this programme are qualified to apply for admission to taught-master programmes or research-based postgraduate programmes such as MPhil and PhD.  


Fees and

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee*  is HKD34,920 and GBP2,910 per year. The tuition fee covers all charges for lectures, workshops, tutorials, field visits, marking of assignments, examinations and registration. The fee will not cover the re-taking of modules.

* The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Financial Assistance Schemes

The University of Hull's Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Criminology with Psychology programme delivered in Hong Kong is successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Full-time students are eligible to apply for Hong Kong government grants and low-interest loans, i.e. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). For details, please refer to



Entry Requirements

An applicant shall hold:

(a) an Associate of Social Sciences/ Applied Social Sciences awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or other recognised institutions with a Cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.3 or above; or

(b) an Advanced Diploma in Applied Social Sciences awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE with a CGPA of 2.3 or above.

For English proficiency, a minimum overall score of 6.0 on the IELTS or 550 on the TOEFL is required. Applicants who are graduates of the HKU SPACE Associate Degree/ Advanced Diploma, or with an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution where the normal medium of instruction is English will be exempted from this requirement if they have obtained Grade “C” or above in their sub-degree English course(s).

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications in a related social science discipline such as psychology, sociology, guidance and counselling, social welfare, legal studies, public policy and administration, etc. will also be considered. Applicants who have not previously studied social sciences (including an introduction to sociology themes and a research methods module) shall be advised to undertake additional preparatory modules of “Introduction to Sociology” and “Introduction to Social Research Methods” offered by HKU SPACE prior to entry.


Student Work
and Activities

Site Visits

Students are offered extensive site visit and field trip opportunities, including visits to criminal justice agencies, rehabilitation centres and other agencies.

Pik Uk Pik Uk
Visit to Pik Uk Prison  
Police Tactic Unit LaiChi
Visit to Hong Kong Police Tactical Unit Visit to Lai Chi Rehabilitation Centre
Korea Singapore
Korea Study Tour Visit to Singapore After-care Association
Taiwan Study Tour Japan Study Tour
Taiwan Study Tour Japan Study Tour

CSM London Summer Study Programme

This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.




This is an exempted course under the Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.