This degree combines the fields of psychology and criminology. Through scientific study, staff expertise from both areas work together to integrate insights from both disciplines. Therefore, it not only covers the curriculum recommended by the British Psychological Society (BPS), through which students develop an understanding of the individual, but also engages with criminological theories exploring crime, victims, societal structures and the operation of the criminal justice system. For example, students explore internal human motivation, development, and mental processes. The course places particular emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical, real world issues and controversies. Current psychological-criminological debates which students will be able to examine by developing research design and analysis skills, allowing them to conduct their own research. This means that graduates will develop expertise to match their future career goals: going onto phase 1 of becoming a forensic psychologist or working within the criminal justice system. Therefore, the programme also aims to further develop students’ intellectual and employability skills, for example, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and problem solving.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
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