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Course summary

Our new BSc Psychology and Criminology programme provides students with the opportunity to combine two popular subjects in order to develop an understanding of human behaviour and the mind alongside the study of the causes, consequences and prevention of crime. With accreditation being sought from the British Psychological Society* this degree will enable you to gain a critical understanding of criminal behaviour, human development, individual differences, cognition and social processes. You will also develop a range of research and employability skills across the degree. Criminology modules will explore why criminal behaviour occurs, how the criminal justice system operates, and how we can try and prevent crime. Psychology modules will explore personality and intelligence, attitude formation, aggression, forensic psychology, prejudice and discrimination. Throughout your degree you will be taught by experts in the areas of psychology and criminology, combining expertise from both the Academic Discipline of Psychology and Counselling and The Blue Light Academy.


Year One (Cert HE, Dip HE & BSc) Introduction to Criminology (20 credits; compulsory) Legal Process (20 credits; compulsory) Study Skills for Psychology (20 credits; compulsory) Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (20 credits; compulsory) Personality and Individual Differences (20 credits; compulsory) Research Methods I (20 credits; compulsory) Year Two (Dip HE & BSc) Brain Biology and Cognition (20 credits; compulsory) Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory) Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences (20 credits; compulsory) Research Methods II (20 credits; compulsory) Social Inclusion, Victimisation and Welfare (20 credits; compulsory) Understanding Crime, Justice and Punishment (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three (BSc) Crime and Vulnerability (20 credits; compulsory) Forensic Psychology and the Criminal Mind (20 credits; compulsory) Gender, Race, Religion and Crime (20 credits; compulsory) Psychology Empirical Project (40; compulsory) The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination (20 credits; compulsory).

Assessment method

The programme uses a range of different assessment methods to provide students with the opportunity to extend their practical and academic skills and encourage independent learning. These include innovative assessment methods such as academic posters, in-class skills assessments, group and individual presentations, research reports and research proposals, as well as traditional assessments such as academic essays and exams.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Students may be required to apply for and obtain a UWTSD Enhanced Disclosure Barring Check (DBS). The fee for this is dependent on the DBS; it is currently approximately £44.
Psychology and Criminology at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS