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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:
Sat 12th January
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.

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?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • 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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

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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