West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Psychology and Criminology

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Course summary

This course, set within the popular and innovative disciplines of psychology and criminology, is designed to introduce students to a range of key principles and ideas within the field. You will explore ideas of criminality, deviance and psychopathology, cover different aspects of psychology such as biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and consider the social impact of deviance in youth. The course delves into social aspects of criminology and psychology, for example the social impact of crime on individuals and communities, social inequality, gender, age and sexuality, with links to the history of crime and criminality. The course provides an in depth look at human behaviour, including deviant behaviour and attitudes towards deviance over time. You will learn about a range of themes from criminology including victimology, cybercrime, terrorism and extremism, sex crimes and the role of the media in portraying crime, terrorism and deviance. As you progress through the degree, you will develop your academic and personal skills including research, critical thinking, time management, teamwork and self confidence in discussing challenging and – at times – controversial issues.


Year 1 (L4) Introduction to Research Methods Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology Key Thinkers in Criminology Crime in the Media Online Crime Year 2 (L5) Research Methods Biological and Cognitive Psychology Social and Developmental Psychology Penology – Understanding the Punitive System Victimology Understanding Violent Crime Year 3 (L6) Major Project (40 credits) Psychometric Testing in Employment Understanding Criminal Profiling Contemporary Issues in Policing Community and Public Involvement in Crime and Criminal Justice (Optional) Psychology of Marketing and Persuasion (Optional)

Assessment method

Assessment methods will be; essay, literature review, case studies, seen examinations, unseen examinations, group and individual presentations and psychological reports

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Non-standard applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements maybe considered on an individual basis and we encourage such applicants to contact [email protected] for further guidance.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Books and materials £100
Psychology and Criminology at West Suffolk College - UCAS