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Psychology and Criminology

DN Colleges Group

UCAS Code: L316 | Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - BA/BSc

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A*,A*,A*-D,D,D,D

GCSE Maths and English grade C or level 4, to ensure satisfactory numeracy and literacy ability to meet the demands of the programme. Students who do not possess these qualifications (e.g. mature students) will be required to complete a preassessment task.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*-PPP

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Criminology

Psychologists study people’s behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings. Criminal psychologists, in particular, attempt to understand and explain criminal behaviour, and studying criminology develops an understanding of the personal and social aspects of crime, motivation, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance. Students of psychology and criminology develop skills in generating and evaluating evidence, making reasoned arguments and ethical judgement which are useful in many careers. This course develops a wide range of skills that span science and the arts and are highly valued by a variety of employers and applicable to careers both within and beyond Psychology. The British Psychological Society (BPS) Career Destinations Survey (BPS, 2016) found that Psychology graduates are readily recruited to a wide range of jobs as well as post graduate study. The proposed course is designed to prepare students for specialism at post graduate study or research e.g. clinical, forensic psychology, forensic science as well as a range of post graduate careers. Psychology and criminology students are ideally suited to careers in the police, probation, prison service, security services, local and central government, social work, youth work, public policy, offender charities, housing, mental health support, victim support, drug rehabilitation and social research.

This Degree is Validated by the University of Lincoln.

Modules

Psychology Fundamentals; Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology; Individual Differences; Developmental Psychology; Clinical Psychology & Psychopathology; Research Skills; Biological Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Social Behaviour; Applied Psychology Skills; Introduction to Criminology; Explaining Criminality; Working the Criminal Justice System and Work-Based Learning

Assessment methods

A distinctive feature of the programme is the extended engagement with digital literacy. All students will be provided with an iPad in Year 1 to enable them to develop the skills needed to support learning in this technological age. Assessments will be individual work, group projects and work-based learning by engaging in 40 hours of suitable work placement

Tuition fees

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England
£7,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,400
per year
Scotland
£7,400
per year
Wales
£7,400
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Campus North Lincolnshire

Department:

Health & Social Care

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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.

85%
high
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.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

61%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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£15k

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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