Psychology and Criminology at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS

Psychology and Criminology

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Why do people offend? Does punishment ever work? Can we reduce crime? Psychology and Criminology are two major social sciences which seek to explain human behaviour. When you study them together, you'll develop an understanding of the psychological, sociological and criminological explanations of crime and deviance. You'll apply this understanding to individual offenders and their treatment, as well as exploring psychology's potential role in reducing crime. You'll learn in a supportive and lively environment which focuses on teamwork and collaboration. As well as teaching you the core elements of psychology and criminology, we'll support you in developing your research skills from the start of your degree. In your final year, you'll work with your supervisor to design and carry out your own research project. You can choose to specialise in an applied area of your interest in your final year, such as counselling psychology, forensic psychology or prisons and punishment. You'll put theory into practice through the two professional work placements included in your degree, as well as assessments which help you to develop valuable real-world skills. You'll have an excellent grounding in both psychology and criminology which will make you ready to become a competent and ethical practitioner within the Criminal Justice System. Placement opportunities We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You'll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year, and we'll work with you to find placements relevant to your career aspirations. Typical placement organisations include HM Prison Service, charities, secure units, drugs services and crime reduction initiatives. Graduate opportunities You'll be well-prepared for a range of graduate roles in organisations such as the Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service, the police, the NHS, private practice, voluntary organisations, charities, research and education. You could also complete postgraduate study that will prepare you to work in a specialist area of applied psychology.

Course details


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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Institution code L24
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSE in English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) is required.

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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Psychology and Criminology at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS