This programme combines the study of psychology and human behaviour with a deeper understanding of the causes of crime, the sociology of crime and the criminal justice system. Equal weight is given to the two subjects. During the course you'll be introduced to psychology and criminology theories with a focus on the social psychology of crime. Why this course at Marjon? • Dedicated psychology lab spaces, crime scene house and specialist staff experienced in criminal behavioural analysis. • Apply criminological and psychological tools to aid in any type of investigations, for example insurance, fire, or crime scene investigations. • Links into the relevant local networks enable you to develop experience, and network for your future career. What might I become? You might go into further study to specialise within this area, for example to become a chartered psychologist or a lawyer. You might also be interested in joining the police or working in other parts of the criminal justice system. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Criminology and Psychology at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our dedicated onsite crime scene house and psychology labs. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)
Hazel Bending - Lecturer, Criminology and Psychology; “Your first year will see you develop an understanding of psychological perspectives as well as learning broad knowledge about crime and law in society. In the second year you will learn about the biology of emotion in the brain and how criminologists think differently about crime scenes. You will also take on a work placement to gain experience in the industry. In the third year you will learn about the mind of criminals and what underpins criminal behaviour. You will also develop communication skills and focus on the ethics of working in criminal justice.” Year 1: Crime and the Criminal Justice System Criminological Theory Criminal Law Academic, Personal and Professional Development People: social Beings Health and Wellbeing Year 2: Understanding Punishment: Prisons and Penology Understanding Violence Globalisation and Crime Research Methods Our Social Selves Human Cognition Year 3: Global Criminology Punishment and Prisons The Ethical Professional Criminology Honours Project Exploring Contemporary Perspectives in Psychology Community Psychology
Approx 30% of assessment is via exams and practical tests and 70% is coursework.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|