BSc (Hons) Criminology with Applied Psychology

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

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Course code C812

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Course code C812

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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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.

You will immerse yourself in core aspects of criminology and applied psychology to understand how and why crime occurs and how to address the psychological impacts.  Based in our Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle, you will develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice.  Your programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the professional body for psychologists. This means your academic qualification reflects the interface between psychology and criminal justice institutions. Through developing robust research skills in psychology with a focus on crime, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it.  Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects. 

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Modules of Study

Year One (Compulsory Modules)

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Becoming and Criminologist
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • Psychology in Action
  • Introduction to Data Analysis

Year Two (Compulsory Modules)

  • Explaining Crime
  • Bringing Offenders to Justice
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Research methods and Statistics
  • Development, Brain and Cognition
  • Social and Community Psychology

Year Three (Compulsory Modules)

  • New Challenges in Criminology
  • Inequalities int eh Criminal Justice System
  • Critical Psychology
  • Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differences
  • Dissertation

Your Future 

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.

Course Study Options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year - follow the link for more information

Integrated Foundation Year

 Criminology with Applied Psychology

Our programme aims to give students an overview of the theory and practice within both criminology and the criminal justice system, whilst also exploring how psychology can help us understand and address criminological issues by applying it to real-life settings and case studies.

Year 1 – You’ll build knowledge in the foundations of criminology and psychology as disciplines and develop key skills through lectures, workshops and problem-based learning. You will build knowledge of working with people, research methods and data analysis.

Year 2 – You'll start to develop a more in-depth understanding of research, theory and practice and develop important research and practical skills that are applicable to both disciplines. You will learn about antecedents of crime and the rehabilitation process as well as approaching problems from both criminological and psychological perspectives.

Year 3 – You will undertake an independent research project that will allow you to explore a topic of interest and pursue your own research question. You’ll also be able to further advance your knowledge in personality and individual differences, critical psychology and violence and society.

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