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The interrelated subjects of Psychology and Criminology are combined so that you can benefit from the theoretical perspectives of crime with sociology, philosophy and psychology in mind. You will study the brain, the mind and behaviour to discover the reasons why people commit crime and the social-cultural repercussions of crime. In studying Psychology and Criminology you will acquire a wide range of the skills and knowledge that employers are increasingly seeking.
The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society, the internationally recognized UK learned society responsible for ensuring standards of quality within the subject, giving you a head start when you enter the competitive employment market. This course is identical to its sister course (CM89), however, you will have an additional year of funding to undertake your year industry. If you are unable to obtain a work placement, you can simply transfer to our three-year sister programme.
During the year in industry, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. Completing a year in industry will allow you to:
Apply the learning from your course to the work environment;
Make industry contacts; Develop practical skills related to your area of study;
Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study;
- Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating.
A degree in Psychology and Criminology, from Aberystwyth University, will prepare you for a range of careers and access to wide range of further training opportunities, including: Clinical, Educational, Occupational, Sports and Exercise Psychology; Psychotherapy and Counselling; Social Work; Health Care; Human Resources; Careers Advisory Service; Marketing, Publishing, Advertising. You will study in a supportive, student-focused environment, where our academic, support and technical staff are here for you every step of the way.
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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|Campus name||Main Site (Aberystwyth)|
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
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 120 points|
|A level||CCC - BBB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 - 26 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.|
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application.
We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants.
If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: email@example.com) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62.0||With minimum scores of 51 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.