How do our thoughts and feelings dictate our actions? And is there such a thing as the criminal mind? These are fascinating questions, and psychology and criminology are equally fascinating fields. You might be interested in both, and wondering which area to specialise in. If that’s the case, our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology with Criminology degree is made for you. We start by looking at the main principles of psychology and criminology. Then, in Years 2 and 3, our optional modules give you the freedom to explore your own interests in more depth. By studying BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology at ARU, you’ll learn from expert tutors who are actively engaged in research work. And you can take advantage of our specialist science facilities too, including laboratories for analysing hair and saliva samples, and measuring electrical activity in the brain. You’ll learn about criminal profiling and how it offers insights into youth offending, gendered violence, genocide, rape, abuse and other types of crime. You’ll look at media representations of crime, and explore social and developmental psychology. But we don’t just learn in the classroom. There are field trips to places such as the Old Bailey and Auschwitz. You’ll sit in on live trials in Cambridge Crown Court too, and observe the dynamics of the court room. In the final year of your course, there’s the chance to learn about offending and offender rehabilitation from trainee forensic psychologists. You’ll also complete a major project within psychology – and define your future career path.
Year 1 Core Modules, Foundation in Psychology. Year 2 Core Modules, The Psychology of Everyday Life Crime News and Criminology Clinical and Health Psychology Criminal Justice in England and Wales Becoming a Researcher. Year 3 Core Modules, Research in Action: Statistical Thinking Research in Action: Qualitative Methods and Psychology in Practice Social Psychology: Development and Difference Brain, Body and Mind Ruskin Module. Year 3 Optional Modules, Intoxicants and Intoxication Revolving Doors: Punishment and Rehabilitation Diagnosis and Formulation in Mental Health Year 4 Core modules, Forensic Psychology Criminology in Policy and Practice Psychology Project. Year 4 Optional Modules, Negotiating Sex and Gender: Accounts and Accountability Youth Crime and Aggression Investigative Psychology Clinical Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience Lifespan Development Sex, Sexuality and Gender Psychology in the Workplace Emotion Culture and Health Concepts of Good and Evil Comparative and Global Criminal Justice Organised Crime The Neuroscience of Self Atypical Development Groups in Conflict: Social Psychological Issues Psychological Therapies Consumer Psychology Cyberpsychology.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to measure your progress. These include written and practical exams, essays, research reports, oral presentations and lab reports. You’ll also write a dissertation (major project) on a subject of your choice.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two years post-GCSE study requirement, but you still must meet the GCSE requirements. Applicants who do not meet the two years post GCSE study at level 3 may be considered based on their satisfactory employment history, which must be a minimum of two years full time employment supported by employer evidence and deemed appropriate by the University for meeting the course of study applied for. Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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