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Criminology with Psychology

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

112

A minimum of 72 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Psychology

Criminology

As part of this course you’ll:

- Explore criminological issues alongside a psychological focus

- Learn new ways of thinking about society while honing your understanding of people

- Engage with assumptions about the place of crime in society and our responses

- Gain an understanding of the causes and effects of crime and deviant behaviour through social research

- Use a range of psychological approaches to study human behaviour and thought to understand why people respond the way they do to crime

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Being a Criminologist
- Explaining & Understanding Crime
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Criminology
- Introduction to Psychology & Crime
- Social Psychology & Crime

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Applied Biological & Cognitive Psychology & Crime
- Doing Criminological Research I
- Doing Criminological Research II
- Policing & Social Control

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    - Dissertation in Criminology & Criminology with Psychology
    - Investigative & Criminal Psychology
    - New Directions in Criminology

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Tuition fees

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    England
    £9,250
    per year
    EU
    £9,250
    per year
    International
    £10,500
    per year
    Northern Ireland
    £9,250
    per year
    Scotland
    £9,250
    per year
    Wales
    £9,250
    per year

    The Uni


    Course location:

    City CampusC

    Department:

    Clinical and Applied Sciences

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    What students say


    We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

    79%
    med
    Psychology
    72%
    med
    Criminology

    How do students rate their degree experience?

    The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

    Psychology (non-specific)

    Teaching and learning

    79%
    Staff make the subject interesting
    87%
    Staff are good at explaining things
    84%
    Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
    70%
    Opportunities to apply what I've learned

    Assessment and feedback

    Feedback on work has been timely
    Feedback on work has been helpful
    Staff are contactable when needed
    Good advice available when making study choices

    Resources and organisation

    69%
    Library resources
    68%
    IT resources
    71%
    Course specific equipment and facilities
    74%
    Course is well organised and has run smoothly

    Student voice

    Staff value students' opinions
    Feel part of a community on my course

    Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

    98%
    UK students
    2%
    International students
    18%
    Male students
    82%
    Female students
    74%
    2:1 or above
    14%
    First year drop out rate

    Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

    C
    B
    D

    Sociology

    Teaching and learning

    72%
    Staff make the subject interesting
    77%
    Staff are good at explaining things
    72%
    Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
    68%
    Opportunities to apply what I've learned

    Assessment and feedback

    Feedback on work has been timely
    Feedback on work has been helpful
    Staff are contactable when needed
    Good advice available when making study choices

    Resources and organisation

    63%
    Library resources
    64%
    IT resources
    58%
    Course specific equipment and facilities
    63%
    Course is well organised and has run smoothly

    Student voice

    Staff value students' opinions
    Feel part of a community on my course

    Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

    98%
    UK students
    2%
    International students
    20%
    Male students
    80%
    Female students
    70%
    2:1 or above
    16%
    First year drop out rate

    Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

    D
    C
    C

    After graduation


    The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

    Psychology

    What are graduates doing after six months?

    This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

    £17,000
    med
    Average annual salary
    97%
    med
    Employed or in further education
    49%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    14%
    Other elementary services occupations
    11%
    Sales assistants and retail cashiers
    9%
    Childcare and related personal services

    20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

    Sociology

    What are graduates doing after six months?

    This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

    £16,000
    low
    Average annual salary
    95%
    med
    Employed or in further education
    37%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    17%
    Other elementary services occupations
    16%
    Sales assistants and retail cashiers
    12%
    Caring personal services

    We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

    What about your long term prospects?

    Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

    Psychology

    The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

    £17k

    £17k

    £22k

    £22k

    £24k

    £24k

    Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

    Sociology, social policy and anthropology

    The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

    £17k

    £17k

    £22k

    £22k

    £25k

    £25k

    Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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