University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology with Applied Psychology

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Course summary

You are passionate about understanding why individuals commit crime and committed to addressing the psychological impacts at a personal and community level. We are here for you with a criminology with applied psychology course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise. Course overview You’ll build in-depth knowledge of the research, theory and practice, covering topics such as the causes of crime, rehabilitation process and new ideas in criminology. You’ll work towards a piece of independent research in an area that interests you. Industry-active tutors will give you high levels of support and ensure learning remains current. Volunteering is a key extra-curricular activity and you’ll have opportunity to make the most of this via our annual Volunteer Fair. Our close ties with the Police, numerous businesses and professional bodies will help fast track your job hunt. Your course will supply you with a skill set to pursue a professional career in psychology or a criminology based role. You may decide to work directly with offenders in a probation, prison or community-based setting, or, focus on the needs of victims. You will also be ideally placed to pursue specialist clinical psychology training or postgraduate criminology research. On this course you will...

  • Develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice.
  • Develop robust research skills in psychology with a focus on crime.
  • Have the opportunity and be supported in volunteering in criminology related fields, providing excellent job prospects.
  • Be accredited by The British Psychological Society.
What you will learn The applied nature of the programme means that you will focus on how psychological and criminological approaches are used in the real world, to inform policy and practice and more generally to enhance your understanding of human behaviour in a constantly changing global world. This will include exploring the relationships between crime and social change, and the complexities of individual factors that affect human interactions and interpersonal processes. Year One
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Becoming a Criminologist
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • Psychology in Action
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
Year Two
  • Explaining Crime
  • Bringing Offenders to Justice
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Development, Brain and Cognition
  • Social and Community Psychology
Year Three
  • New Challenges in Criminology
  • Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Critical Psychology
  • Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differences
  • Dissertation

Course details

Modules

Year One - Compulsory Modules: Crime and Deviance, Criminal Justice System, Becoming a Criminologist, Introduction to Psychological Research Methods, Psychology in Action, Introduction to Data Analysis. Year Two - Compulsory Modules: Explaining Crime, Bringing Offenders to Justice, Prison and Punishment, Research methods and Statistics, Development, Brain and Cognition, Social and Community Psychology. Year Three - Compulsory Modules: New Challenges in Criminology, Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System, Critical Psychology, Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differences, Dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C812
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Criminology with Applied Psychology at University of Cumbria - UCAS