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BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology Course Essentials

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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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
L408
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology
Duration:
3 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Study Mode:
Blended Learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Tues 4th September
Course details & modules

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.

Modules:

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

Social Psychology

Contemporary Debates in Criminology

Environmental Criminology

Policing & Police Powers

Year 3 –

Research Planning & Project

Contemporary Developmental Psychology

Cross-Cultural Psychology

Cybercrime

Youth Justice

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

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams
  • Analysis and research projects

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.

Entry Requirements

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;
or
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.

Non-native English speaker?
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.

Career impact

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:

  • Have gained the ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Feel confident in analysing and evaluating data
  • Have developed meticulous written communication skills
  • Be able to present findings in a range of formats including essay, presentation and report

What can I do after uni?

A criminology and psychology degree could lead to work in any of the following areas and more:

  • Counselling
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Human resources
  • Police force
  • Probation and prison systems

Fees & Funding

Fees

How much is my course?

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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.

Study centres

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:

  • Tower Hill, London
  • Ealing, London
  • Holborn, London
  • City Centre, Birmingham
  • City Centre, Manchester

Learn more about our study centres here.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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