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Why study Psychology with Criminology?
Perhaps you’re looking to go into a career in forensic psychology in the criminal justice system, or you’re just fascinated by psychology and crime. This course aims to give you a thorough grounding in both general psychology, and criminal psychology which could be applied to a wide range of situations and careers once you graduate.
On the course you’ll have the opportunity to explore some specialist areas like biopsychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and forensic psychology. We’ll help you gain an invaluable insight into what makes people behave the way they do, and why they choose to take part in criminal activity.
Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. We’ll give you the opportunity to explore how psychological theory relates to the actions people take in life. You'll look at criminal behaviour, and weigh up the different theories about the causes of crime. From parenting to society, peer pressure and genetics, you’ll investigate the potential triggers and assess their importance. The aim is to give you some crucial insights into how psychology is used within the criminal justice system.
How will you learn?
Taking a hands-on approach you'll be encouraged to think and apply your knowledge, looking at how theories actually apply in the real world
Our facilities are designed to give you as much practical experience as possible. Our counselling labs are fitted with cameras and microphones, so you’ll be able to practise your skills by acting out scenarios, followed by detailed feedback on how you’re doing
- This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so you’ll be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership if you graduate with a Lower Second Class Honours or higher
Introduction to Social Psychology and Personality
Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology
Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Social Psychology and Personality
Cognition; Brain and Behaviour
Psychology of Crime Prevention
Psychological Research and Data Analysis
Option modules. Choose one from a list which may include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Peer Mentoring for Psychology
Psychology Final Year Project
Option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:
Behaviourism and Positive Behaviour Change
Serious Crime Investigation
Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
Psychology of Education
The Neuroscience of Cognition
States of Consciousness
Exploring Clinical Psychology
Work and Organisational Psychology
Assessment will include coursework and examination.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
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
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
In addition you must have Level 2 Maths or Numeracy or GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional-english/
You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
We are willing to consider mature applicants with non-standard entry qualifications. We run a week-long summer course where students who lack the standard qualifications can be assessed on an essay and/or statistical exam, depending upon the degree course applied for. Entry to the summer course is dependent upon the particular experience and qualifications that applicants have. For further information please contact us at the e-mail address above.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Human and Health Science - Admissions
+44 (0)1484 471451
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625