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Criminology and psychology are closely-related subjects that allow you to explore the workings of the human mind in an alternative way. The advantage of studying these subjects together are that psychological theories can be illuminated through the study of crime to create a truly insightful application of both subjects.
Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:
Start your career or masters course a year sooner
Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees
Save money on the costs associated with being a student
- Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology or BA (Hons) Psychology with Criminology.
What will I study?
The study of crime is a fascinating area to delve into. During your degree, you will begin to think like a criminologist, by unpicking the theories that seek to explain types and trends of crime and how society and the police choose to deal with them.
You will use quantitative research methods to inspect topics such as victimology where you will explore the psychological effects of crime victims, and criminal profiling where you will investigate what makes a criminal and how can you identify them.
This course will introduce you to many fascinating theories and practices within the subject of crime. You will be debating a range of thought-provoking ideas and working on assignments that reflect both crime prevention and critical issues that surround crime.
For those interested in the mind and human behaviour, psychology is a fascinating subject to explore. Our degree introduces you to a number of insightful topics, designed to stimulate and challenge your way of thinking.
Biological, social, developmental and cognitive psychology are investigated to uncover the reasons for certain human behaviours. These topics are linked to real-life issues to encourage relevant thought about why people are the way they are.
You will dive into important topics such as research methods and data analysis to ensure your work is academically sound while feeling confident about your ability to create insightful work that unpicks the human mind.
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in both psychology and criminology. Typical topics studied include:
- Introduction to Criminology
- Criminological Theories
- The Police and Policing
- Academic Skills
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
- Psychological Research Methods
- Global Issues
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
- Types and Trends of Crime
- Diversity and Crime
- Using Quantitative Research Methods
- Social Research Methods
- Social Psychology I
- Biological Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
In the final Level of study, you have the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area. For example:
- Crime Prevention
- Critical Issues in Criminology
- Criminal Profiling
- Dissertation (Criminology)
- Social Psychology II
- Individual Differences
- Cognitive Psychology
In addition to taught modules, a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
- In-class tests
- Assessed assignments
- Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
- Formal seen examination
- Formal unseen examinations
- Poster presentations
- Powerpoint presentations
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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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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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