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Explore the world of criminology and criminal justice, and discover the fascinating psychological underpinnings to this socially vital industry on our innovative criminology and psychology degree. You will develop key industry skills in analytical thinking, crime scene investigations, presentation of evidential studies and critical thinking, along with the key knowledge of psychological and criminological theory to prepare you for a career in relevant fields and sectors. The course is designed and constantly refreshed with current thinking, thanks to a lecturing staff with plenty of experience and current connections within the criminal justice and criminology arena. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers who are industry experts, giving you a valuable window into real-world situations and challenges – as well as a network of employment opportunities. The courses are also supported by site visits, both locally and internationally, giving you the chance to explore the global perspective first-hand and draw on this in your learning journey. With a strong emphasis on essential professional and career skills, along with a curriculum which reflects the changing face of criminology, the course focuses on group interaction and makes use of the latest research, and features a strong mentoring support network that has led directly to employment for past students. This course staff are current within the industry and have strong industry connections that offer employment opportunities. On graduating you will be well placed for various roles within criminology, criminal justice and related fields, including police and probation services, youth work and victim support, human rights, fraud investigations and many more. This course is suited to students who wish to follow a career path in criminology and psychology or similar professional/voluntary capacity. You will develop analytical and research skills that can be transferred to a broad range of careers, both within related fields and in the wider justice and voluntary sector. The course gives you the chance to make valuable industry connections through site visits, guest speakers and the lecturing staff’s own extensive network, drawing on their research and practitioner status within the sector.
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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