Psychology and Criminology (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS

Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Psychology and Criminology (Including Foundation Entry)

Course summary

Study the nature of crime in society and gain an understanding of crime and criminal behaviour from a number of different perspectives on this truly fascinating course. Psychology and Criminology are completely separate topics that complement each other well. You can study both together, graduating with a degree that gives professional body recognition from the British Psychology Society and the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a career in either area. Alternatively, after Year 1 you can choose to specialise, by transferring to any one of our other Psychology routes or by pursuing a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. During Year 1, you build up your basic knowledge and skills in both Psychology and Criminology, which are quite distinct subjects that involve developing different, though related, skills. Psychology is an investigate science, involving practical classes and report-writing, as well as acquiring knowledge and critically examining evidence. Criminology is a social science and so you will be expected to read independently for seminars, and contribute to discussions and debates.


Foundation Entry Informed Decision Making Essential Skills for Higher Education Developing Skills for Higher Education Introduction module to a variety of different subjects in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Education, Social Science, Psychology, History, Law, English and Religion, Culture and Society. Year 1 Crime and Society Social and Developmental Psychology Psychology and Cognition Introduction Psychological Enquiry Key Thinkers in Criminology Crime and Morality Year 2 and 3 On successful completion of the above studies you can progress onto complete year 2 and 3 at UCLan Preston

Assessment method

Teaching, learning and assessment approaches have been designed to promote the transfer of learning between individual modules and each subject. Personal and professional development and the integration of learning are promoted through the use of a learning contract. Teaching and learning methods are varied. They include formal lectures, seminars, group activities and project work, presentations and private independent study. Assessment is used both to determine results and to assist students to learn. Assessment methods are varied, including essays, case studies, oral presentations, workbooks, exams, reflective logs and diaries

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate. Further years at Preston will cost £9,250 per year.
Psychology and Criminology (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS