Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology and Psychology

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Course summary

Course summary

  • Study in a department that has received the British Society of Criminology award for teaching excellence.
  • Become prepared for a career in criminology, criminal and community justice areas.
  • Improve your employability by working on real life work placements and case studies.
Gain a criminological and psychological perspective on the causes and consequences of crime and offending behaviour and consider ways of treating and managing offenders. By studying both criminology and psychology, you will gain a broad multi-disciplinary understanding of the real life applications of criminological and psychological theory to life experiences, human behaviour and work experiences. How you learn You benefit from teaching staff who are active in criminological and psychological research and supported through research centres such as the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice. Thanks to this involvement we can offer teaching and course content that is up-to-date and of a very high standard. You learn through
  • lectures and seminars
  • class-based discussion and debate
  • group tasks
  • projects
  • simulation and case study analysis
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period). **Applied learning Work placements** To maximise your career prospects in the area, you have various opportunities for work related learning. during the course. Employability and placement opportunities are embedded across all three years of the degree course. These include student placement modules and activities with criminal justice/third sector agencies, project work with external agencies, simulation modules, voluntary work through our employability fair and possible opportunities to work on clinical modules in our law clinic. You also have access to degree-specific careers advice and support. International opportunities You have the opportunity to study abroad. Networking opportunities This course benefits from its links with the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice - a leading centre for social justice and human rights situated within the Department of Law and Criminology, which provides a vibrant environment at the cutting edge of legal and criminal justice practice and helps to place research-informed teaching at the heart of the course.

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory modules Criminal Justice 20 Criminological Landscapes 20 Forensic Mental Health 20 Graduate Research And Development 1 20 Graduate Research And Development 2 20 Psychology For Criminologists 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Module Credits Assessment Deconstructing Research 20 Living With Justice 20 Offenders And Offending 20 Elective modules Animal Psychology 20 Cybercrime And Society 20 Disorders Of Language And Reading 20 Exclusion Rights And Justice 20 Experiencing Criminal Justice 20 Holistic Perception 20 Human Sexual Behaviour 20 Inspiring Real World Criminology 20 Introduction To Counselling And Psychotherapy 20 Investigating Cutting Edge Criminology 20 Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending 20 Professional Practice On Placement 60 Psychology In Everyday Life 20 Social Enterprise For Justice 20 Studies Abroad In Criminology 60 Witnesses And Victims: Forensic Psychology In Practice 20 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation 40 Elective modules 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights 20 Atypical Child Development 20 Comparative Criminal Justice 20 Counselling And Psychotherapy (Theoretical Perspectives) 20 Crime And Justice In The Information Age 20 Criminal Justice Realities 20 Death, Dying And Bereavement 20 Evolutionary Psychology 20 Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences 20 Forensic Psychology 20 Healthy And Clinical Ageing 20 Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality 20 Organisations Work And Psychology 20 Policing And Crime Reduction 20 Positive Psychology 20 Sex Violence And Extremism 20 Simulating Justice Practice 20 The Psychology Of Education 20 The Psychology Of Sexuality And Gender 20 Understanding Social Justice And Community Action 20 Weapons Of Influence 20

Assessment method

Coursework Exams Practical

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in both reading and writing and 5.5 in all other skills, or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Criminology and Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS