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BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology with Foundation Year
This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.
Why choose this course?
Interested in how psychology can be used to reduce and prevent offending? BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology offers fascinating new perspectives. From criminal profiling to investigative interviewing, it equips you with skills used across the criminal justice system.
Is this course for you?
Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.
Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.
How you will learn
BSc (Hons) Criminal Psychology enables you to apply psychological theories and research to real-life challenges faced by criminal justice professionals today. We offer a choice of modules covering everything from murder to cybercrime, substance misuse to youth justice.
Opportunities and experiences
You could visit courts, prisons and youth offender training centres and will meet leading practitioners through guest lectures.
Careers and employability
Whether you’re interested in careers with the police, probation service, prison service or youth offending teams, Criminal Psychology gives you a huge advantage, reflecting the growing demand for expertise in this field. It could also prove valuable for roles in criminal justice research and policy-making.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||64 - 96 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|