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Blending criminal investigation with forensic psychology, this specialist degree is designed to give you highly relevant skills, knowledge and professional skills for a great career in criminology, criminal justice and similar sectors. The skills developed are benchmarked against the requirements of Investigations and Psychology employment such as analytical thinking, crime scene investigations, presentation of evidential studies and critical thinking. The course is regularly updated and informed by the latest theory and working practice, thanks to experienced lecturing staff working within criminal justice and criminology – ensuring your tuition is current, real-world relevant and tailored to the needs of the industry. And we are proud to offer a wide range of expert guest speakers from the industry, enhancing your learning through practical understanding of sector challenges and considerations – and offering a network of employment opportunities. The course is also supported by optional site visits, both locally and internationally, giving you the chance to broaden your perspective of the criminal justice sector. As well as developing your personal skills, you will build a range of highly transferable communication, teamwork and group interaction skills to enhance your employability. And the learning experience at Solent is a key feature of the course, providing opportunities for personal and group reflection alongside highly stimulating tuition. Many of the staff are current industry experts and published academics in relevant fields, with an open-door policy and a wealth of experience to share. Lecturing staff who are current within the industry and have strong industry connections that offer employment opportunities. If you’re looking for a career path in criminal investigation or psychology, this is the course for you. You will be well placed for roles within the criminal justice sector and related fields, while your analytical and research-focused skills, along with a range of transferrable skills will aid employability in a broad range of careers, such as in the business and voluntary sectors. This course is suited to students who wish to follow a career path in investigations with psychology or similar professional/voluntary capacity. You will build analytical and research skills that can be transferred to a broad range of careers, along with valuable industry connections through site visits, guest speakers and lecturers’ own networks within the industry.
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 Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation Global Crime Issues in Forensic Psychology Justice: Future Challenges YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Drugs, Crime and Alcohol Terrorism and Political Violence
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 trips reports. Assessments have been tailored to meet the modern testing requirements of industry, and consider your wider learning journey – allowing time for self-reflection and preparation.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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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