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Are you interested in how psychological theory has helped inform and shape the field of criminology? This varied course gives you the opportunity to focus on both of these overlapping disciplines, combining a broad understanding of psychological principles with insights drawn from a study of criminology and the institutions of criminal justice. Psychological and criminological study at Solent starts with our programme of lectures and guest speakers. Past students have benefitted from talks delivered by criminal justice professionals and psychology practitioners, giving detailed insight into the industry and the careers it offers. Previous speakers include Martin Fisher, consultant forensic psychologist with NOMS, and Adam Murton, forensic psychologist. This programme also encourages students to develop a range of interpersonal and verbal communication skills through presentations, role-plays, debates, interviews with participants and group work. You will also develop your written communication skills through your research reports. The course team themselves have a wide range of professional expertise and experience. This has helped past students to secure work placements with relevant external organisations. Think you might like to learn more about criminology and its roots in psychological theory? With an understanding of the social, psychological and economic factors that contribute to criminal behaviour, graduates will be well positioned to pursue further study in the area or apply for relevant graduate positions.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Explaining Criminal Behaviour Exploring Psychology Study Skills in Social Sciences Psychology Across the Lifespan Quantitative Data Analysis Victimology YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Brain and Behaviour Contemporary Issues in Crime Psychological Research Dangerous Offenders The Social Individual Crime Scene Investigation YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Applied Psychology Research Project Global Crime Issues in Forensic Psychology Developing Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Cybercrime Justice: Future Challenges
The course is assessed in a variety of ways. There are written and verbal assessments, report writing, exams, formative and summative feedback, portfolios and workshops, presentations and field trip reports.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - DMM|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||80 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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