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BSc (Hons) - Criminology with Applied Psychology (With integrated foundation year)

You are passionate about understanding why individuals commit crime and committed to addressing the psychological impacts at a personal and community level.

We are here for you with a criminology with applied psychology course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise.

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The British Psychological Society

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Course Overview

Our foundation year teaches essential university skills and will help develop your confidence, enabling you to progress onto our degree level programme.

On this course you'll build in-depth knowledge of the research, theory and practice, covering topics such as the causes of crime, rehabilitation process and new ideas in criminology.

Volunteering is a key extra-curricular activity and you’ll have opportunity to make the most of this via our annual Volunteer Fair. Our close ties with the Police, numerous businesses and professional bodies will help fast track your job hunt.

Your course will supply you with a skill set to pursue a professional career in psychology or a criminology based role. You may decide to work directly with offenders in a probation, prison or community-based setting, or, focus on the needs of victims. You will also be ideally placed to pursue specialist clinical psychology training or postgraduate criminology research.

On this course you will...

  • Develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice.
  • Develop robust research skills in psychology with a focus on crime.
  • Have the opportunity and be supported in volunteering in criminology related fields, providing excellent job prospects.
  • Be accredited by The British Psychological Society.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

The applied nature of the programme means that you will focus on how psychological and criminological approaches are used in the real world, to inform policy and practice and more generally to enhance your understanding of human behaviour in a constantly changing global world. This will include exploring the relationships between crime and social change, and the complexities of individual factors that affect human interactions and interpersonal processes.

Year one
  • Essential University Skills One
  • Essential University Skills Two
  • Contemporary Issues and the Media
  • Families, Communities and the Criminal Justice System
  • Families, Communities and the Criminal Justice System
  • Professional Practice in the Community
  • Criminology, Policing and Law
Year two
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Becoming a Criminologist
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • Psychology in Action
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
Year three
  • Explaining Crime
  • Bringing Offenders to Justice
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Development, Brain and Cognition
  • Social and Community Psychology
Year four
  • New Challenges in Criminology
  • Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Critical Psychology
  • Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differences
  • Dissertation

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