Activate Learning

BA/BSc Psychology and Criminology Activate Learning Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The University of Northampton


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Course summary

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Our new Psychology and Criminology degree will give learners the chance to debate and resolve key questions such as:
What is crime and what drives people to commit crime?
How laws are enforced and how does this affect behaviour?
Why is crime concentrated in particular areas?
How can crime be prevented?

The questions will be answered through the application of theory from Psychology and Criminology. Psychology will give learners new ways of understanding how and why people think and act as they do. Crime is a matter of public and political concern and the prevention of crime has been prioritised as a matter of social policy. The course programme addresses each of these issues and many others in a systematic and methodical manner.

Course details


LEVEL 4 – Psychology Units - Stage 1 (Year 1) 60/120
PSY1003 Introduction to Psychology
PSY1006 Becoming a Psychologist
PSY1001 Psychology in Practice

LEVEL 4 – Criminology Units - Stage 1 (Year 1) 60/120
CRI1002 Crime and Society
CRI1006 True Crime and Other Fictions
CRI1007 The Science of Crime and Criminals

LEVEL 5 – Psychology Units - Stage 2 (Year 2) 60/120

PSY2005 Research Methods & Data Analysis in Psychology
PSY2010 Cognitive Psychology
PSY2013 Developmental Psychology
PSY2014 Personality Psychology
PSY2016 Social Psychology

LEVEL 5 –Criminology Units - Stage 2 (Year 2) 60/120

CRI2004 - Research Methods for Criminology
CRI2001 - Crime and Justice
CRI2002 - Outsiders

LEVEL 6 – Psychology Units - Stage 3 (Year 3) 60/120

PSY4002 - Psychology Dissertation - OR - PSY4003 - Psychology Joint Dissertation
PSY3004 - The Psychology of Mental Health
PSY3024 - Understanding the Social World

LEVEL 6 –Criminology Units - Stage 3 (Year 3) 60/120

CRI4001 - Criminology Dissertation (Joint)
CRI4002 - Criminology Joint Dissertation
CRI3001 - Crime and Punishment
CRI3003 - Violence: from Domestic to Institutional
CRI3004 - Addiction: Crime and Criminalisation

These are the anticipated modules but are subject to change

Assessment method

Assessment will vary across the modules and include coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C800
Institution code O25
Campus name City of Oxford College
Campus code C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits
Scottish Higher BBBB

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,350 Year 1
England £7,350 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,350 Year 1
Scotland £7,350 Year 1
Wales £7,350 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road

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