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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Attend an Open Day at Cumbria
An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.