Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology and Criminology

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Course summary

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Our exciting and versatile Psychology and Criminology degree will broaden your knowledge of the key psychological approaches, towards understanding and explaining criminal behaviour and the justice system. You'll learn about the social context of crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice system from sociological, legal and psychological perspectives. And you'll learn how this relates to victimology, punitive justice, treatment and rehabilitation. Our emphasis on key learning practices will ensure that you are well prepared for careers in Criminology and/or Psychology or for postgraduate study. The course is delivered by specialist staff teaching in our multi-million-pound purpose-built Science Centre, equipped with industry standard facilities. On successful completion of study, we will issue one of the following awards dependent on your chosen pathway: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology, BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies - Students who choose not to, or who are unable to, follow an accredited route can transfer to BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies.

Course details


Year 1 (Core) • Psychological Contexts of Crime and Punishment • Foundations of Psychology • Perspectives in Psychology • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology Year 2 (Core) • Criminology • Understanding the Social World • Cognitive and Biological Determinants of Behaviour • Further Research Methods in Psychology • Evolutionary Psychology Year 3 (Core) • Forensic Psychology Applications • Psychology Project • Typical and Atypical Development

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Psychology and Criminology at Staffordshire University - UCAS