Criminology with Psychology at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

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Course summary

The aim of the HE Certificate Criminology with Psychology is to prepare students for roles in both the Criminal Justice System and independent investigation organisations through theory and applied processes. The programme encourages professionalism in industry and develops skills required by employers, whilst supporting new policies and procedure. What will I study? Social Science Skills Understanding the Societal Consequences of Criminal Behaviour Essential Criminology Foundations of Psychology Crime Scene Management with Forensics Professionalism in Industry Course Aims • Appraising and utilising knowledge and understanding of historical and cultural criminological and psychological theory in real-world problems • Sourcing, selecting, retrieving, and managing research information to inform the development and delivery of an agreed outcome • Using digital information and communication technologies effectively • Communicating facts, employing a range of presentation of findings and discipline-specific materials and processes to articulate information verbally, visually and literacy • Engaging with challenging and unfamiliar situations in an ethical and reflective manner • Appraising practical and theoretical concerns within psychology, practicing effective and ethical information control. • Applying the principles of environmental and sustainable design in a social setting, reduce crime, improve community cohesion and increase awareness of sustainability. • Developing skills for successful decision making in work-related and work-based contexts, and for career planning, progression and personal development Teaching and Learning approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences. The pedagogic approach to social science education is essentially integrative and holistic, enabling the student to draw upon all learning to identify and solve complex problems. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, you will have group seminars that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Progression Upon successful completion of the HE Certificate Criminology with Psychology you may progress to Level 5 of the FdA Criminology with Psychology at UCBB


Social Science Skills Understanding the Societal Consequences of Criminal Behaviour Essential Criminology Foundations of Psychology Crime Scene Management with Forensics Professionalism in Industry

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, presentations, reflections, team tasks, role play, micro teach and laboratory assessment. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support your development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 20-working day timeframe (not including holidays) so that you can most benefit from the feedback.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English grade C/4 or above. A suitable reference.

English language requirements

If an applicant’s first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE English at grade 4/C or equivalent is not held, they will need to evidence their English language proficiency level, such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
International £12782 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

• There may be additional costs for DBS if you are seeking additional experience within relevant sectors. The cost will be dependent on the level of check completed, and would be at your expense. You can check the current cost on the website. • A suitable electronic device, e.g. a laptop or tablet, with internet connectivity is required for accessing online learning. • Any educational visits/trips and enrichment activities will be additional to the course fees, students will be made aware of these optional visits and associated costs as required. • On successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.
Criminology with Psychology at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS