What motivates people to behave the way they do? What constitutes a crime and what makes a criminal? If you want to become a social scientist with the ability to make sense of issues relating to crime and psychology, this is the course for you.
You’ll take a close look at criminal behaviour and the justice system, coming to understand and predict the many factors involved in human behaviour, as well as gaining valuable analytical and research skills that will boost your employment prospects.
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Here, you get the chance to study two fascinating social science fields, spending equal amounts of time on each discipline.
You will learn all about the effects of social diversity and inequality on crime rates, develop an understanding of a range of research methods and data analysis skills, and acquire knowledge of a range of influences on psychological well-being.
Year 1 –
Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Psychology
Crime & Society
Criminal Justice System
Key Studies in Psychology
Year 2 –
Research and Ethics in Action
Personality and Intelligence
Contemporary Debates in Criminology
Policing & Police Powers
Year 3 –
Research Planning & Project
Contemporary Developmental Psychology
Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.
We use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:
To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.
If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.
You can view more detailed course information in the Course Specification.
This course has standard entry requirements.
To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:
two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in
three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent;
completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.
Don’t have any of the above?
We also offer this course as a four-year degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). Get in touch with any questions.
Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.
What can a criminology and psychology degree do for me?
Successful completion of this degree can open up a world of opportunity, within psychology and criminology, and further afield in industries you may not have considered.
After studying this degree, you will:
What can I do after uni?
A criminology and psychology degree could lead to work in any of the following areas and more:
UK Fees and Funding
The tuition fee for this course is £6,000 per level.
The most common funding for undergraduate UK students is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government.
• You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
• You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
• Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.
UK students who study our full-time blended learning courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. You can find further information here.
If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options here.
EU/International Fees and Funding
This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, this course is also available as a distance learning programme.
If you study a blended learning programme, you’ll attend classes two or three days a week at your chosen study centre. You can find our study centres in:
Learn more about our study centres here.
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