Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between the mind, brain and behaviour. Students will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn the consequences of brain injury and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour.
Criminology offers the opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of the most important explanatory theories of crime and deviance and their relevance to contemporary criminal justice policy, research and practice. Reflecting a developing and ever-changing area of policy and thought, new topics are introduced through regular review of course content (e.g. Serious Crime and Social Harm, including terrorism and trafficking).
As a BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology graduate, you will tend to be highly numerate and possess high-quality essay writing and critical analysis skills. You will develop effective team working and problem-solving skills, good ICT abilities, the skills needed for independent research and excellent oral communication skills. With these transferable and valuable attributes, you will have much to offer to a variety of employers.
As more businesses recruit from a global pool of talent, we are finding new ways to help our students stand out from the crowd. We support and encourage you to take advantage of opportunities for studying and working abroad which could:
Reward you with an international outlook and cultural awareness.
Help you gain confidence and become more self-reliant.
Students commencing the three-year BSc (Hons) Criminology & Psychology undergraduate degree have the option to apply to transfer to the Criminology and Psychology with a Year abroad Undergraduate Programme. Popular destinations include: Hong Kong, Germany, The Netherlands, North America, Australia, Poland, and Ireland.
The Department of Psychology is ranked 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by 2018 The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables.
Criminology is ranked 3rd in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2018)
Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
Singleton Park Campus
21 September 2018
Year 1 compulsory:
Study Skills in Criminology
Cognition I: Basic Processes
Social & Developmental Psychology
Individual and Abnormal Psychology
Statistics and Research Methods for Joint Honours
Year 2 compulsory:
Cognition II: Higher Level Processes
Brain and Behaviour
Research and Experimental Methods I
Year 2 optional:
Penology and Punishment
Criminological Theory: Content and Application
Crime, Drugs and Alcohol
Media, Crime & Criminal Justice
Year 3 compulsory:
Development Across the Lifespan
From Individuals to Society
Independent Research Project - Joint Honours
Year 3 optional:
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Cognitive Neuroscience Approaches to Vision, Memory and Consciousness
Contemporary Issues in Eating Behaviour Research
Drugs and Behaviour
Evolution and Human Behaviour
Forensic Developmental Psychopathology
Nutrition and Behaviour
Personality and Sexual Disorders
Philosophy of Psychology
Behaviour Change: Health, Organisations and Advertising
Psychopathology: Anxiety Disorders
Sleep and Dreaming
Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Understanding and Managing Criminal Behaviour
Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.
In each year students are assessed through a combination of coursework and exams. Methods include written examinations (MCQ, short- and long-questions), essays, research reports, blog posts, case formulations, and presentations (oral and poster).
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2018.
If you already have a 2018 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Singleton Park Campus|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
"We welcome applications from international students and consider a wide range of international qualifications. Details of our facilities, support and qualification equivalencies/requirements can be found on our dedicated international student pages - www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/ International English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in reading and 5.5 in writing. For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|A level||A B B - B B B||
For applicants offering at least one of the following subjects at A level: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, the typical offer will be BBB.
Please note: Whilst it is not essential to have studied any particular subjects at A-level, desirable A-Level subjects include: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Language or Literature, History, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Geography or Philosophy. We do not accept General Studies.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||In a related subject (e.g., Law, Uniformed Public Services)|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 27 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 3 credits
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 - 32 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||360-375 points.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Welsh Baccalaureate requirements are as for A-Levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade|
GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A*-C, including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics.