Our Applications of Professional Psychology module and work-based learning in Year 3 will enhance your future career prospects.
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Psychologists have long collaborated with criminal justice professionals to understand the behaviours of those who choose to carry out criminal acts, as well as how the mentally ill are treated within the system.
Bringing together our practical expertise in both Psychology and Criminology, this course offers you the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of psychological skills, knowledge and values, while also exploring its applications in the criminal justice system. You’ll gain insight into society and the associated pressures and influences, while exploring what motivates people to commit crimes, the effect crime has, and how it could be prevented.
Successful completion of this fascinating subject will enable you to see things from multiple perspectives, giving you a competitive advantage in a range of career opportunities, such as within policing, intelligence services, civil service, charities or prisons. It will also allow you to pursue further education in specialist areas, such as forensic psychology.
*Subject to Approval
A Level: BBC
UCAS Tariff Points*: 112
GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Maths, or equivalent
*From three A Levels or equivalent.Full requirements
September 2024See all Start Dates
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If you have an interest in Psychology and are considering working in the criminal justice system or exploring a career in forensic psychology, then our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology is a great place to start.
This course will provide you with evidence-based knowledge and experience in the fundamentals of Psychological theories and issues, as well as a critical understanding and real world application of contemporary criminology concepts.
Our degree is designed and taught by tutors with varied professional experience who are actively researching subjects relevant to society today, to deliver cutting-edge course content. You’ll develop a broad range of transferable skills through our varied assessment methods and use of our state of the art Psychology lab equipment.
With competencies from scientific reasoning and analytics to communication and creative problem solving, you’ll gain the ability to see things differently and make critical judgements in your everyday life and a professional setting.
You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start your course. This introductory year will help you to develop focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level and covers the same six modules as on our law and business other social sciences degrees. The modules covered will initially enhance your communications skills, digital and information literacy and ability to think critically. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree programme if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.
Entry requirements for the Foundation Year are different from our three-year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.
Optional modules (choose three):
We use a variety of formative and summative assessments designed to meet the overall course and individual module learning outcomes, as well as allow you to demonstrate your knowledge in a variety of innovative formats. Assessment methods may include:
In years one and two you’ll study set taught modules. In year three you’ll study some taught modules, including your choice of three optional modules, as well as researching and writing a dissertation.
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UK - £9,250 per year
International (London) - £17,550 per year
International (non-London) - £16,700 per year
If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.