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Course Description

On our popular combined course we’ll give you an expert insight into the causes and consequences of crime – and how it is dealt with by the criminal justice system.

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of core criminological theories, and we’ll help you develop the psychological knowledge you’ll need to apply your insights to real-world issues and problems.

You’ll take a social sciences approach to criminology by studying and classifying crime, and you’ll also learn how society responds to criminal behaviour by examining institutions and roles such as the police, courts, prisons and probation service.

In the psychology part of the course, you’ll study behaviour and its causes in biology, social contexts, mental processing and development. And you’ll use your knowledge to explore how criminal behaviour might be explained by understanding the factors that motivate people to commit crime.

On our popular combined course we’ll give you an expert insight into the causes and consequences of crime – and how it is dealt with by the criminal justice system. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of core criminological theories, and we’ll help you develop the psychological knowledge you’ll need to apply your insights to real-world issues and...

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Course Content

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

YEAR 1

Introduction to Crime and Punishment
Developing Skills for Justice  (Mental Wealth)
Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
Research Skills
Introduction to Psychobiology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences
Criminal Justice Process

YEAR 2

Theoretical Criminology
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Essential Skills for Justice (Mental Wealth)
Crime Policy into Practice
Individual Differences and Diversity
Applied Research & Evaluation

YEAR 3

Core

Project
Leadership Skills for Justice  (Mental Wealth)
Psychological Criminology

Option

Cybercrime
Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice
Youth Crime, Gangs and Sub-culture
Work-based learning
Policing and Criminal Investigation
Mentally-disordered Defendants & Suspects
Occupational Psychology
Psychology of Emotion
Cyberpsychology
Psychology of Belief
Counselling Psychology
Health Psychology
Cognitive Neuropsychology

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change. YEAR 1 Introduction to Crime and Punishment Developing Skills for Justice  (Mental Wealth) Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology Research...

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Entry Requirements

A LEVEL :-  Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.

BTEC :-  Extended Diploma or Diploma.

We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

OTHER ENTRY ROUTES :- Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :- Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent). If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

ALTERNATIVE GCSE QUALIFICATIONS :- Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy.

A LEVEL :-  Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects. BTEC :-  Extended Diploma or Diploma. We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths. OTHER ENTRY ROUTES :- Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level...

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Assessment Methods

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, reflective reports, group and seminar presentations; you’ll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve.

You will also have the chance to complete a work-based learning module, where you’ll be assessed on your practical work, and in your final year you’ll complete a project based on independent research.

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, reflective reports, group and seminar presentations; you’ll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve. You will also have the chance to complete a work-based learning module, where you’ll be assessed on your practical work, and in your final year you’ll complete a...

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Additional Information

You don't need to pay this up front

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

You don't need to pay this up front

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
100%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
75% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
88% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
88% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
100% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
88% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
88% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
88% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
75% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
75% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
75% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
75% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
88% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
75% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
84% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
67% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
95% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
71% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
51% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
63% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
63% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
63% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
71% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
71% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
59% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
59% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
58% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for Psychology (non-specific)

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points0

  • Employment Rate60%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

Statistics for Sociology

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points0

  • Employment Rate80%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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