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Plymouth Marjon University

Criminology with Psychology

UCAS Code: CRPS

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent qualification and either GCSE Mathematics or a Science Grade C or 4

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

MMM

or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades

UCAS Tariff

96

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Forensic psychology

This programme combines the study of psychology and human behaviour with a deeper understanding of the causes of crime, the sociology of crime and the criminal justice system. Equal weight is given to the two subjects. During the course you'll be introduced to psychology and criminology theories with a focus on the social psychology of crime.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Dedicated psychology lab spaces, crime scene house and specialist staff experienced in criminal behavioural analysis.
• Apply criminological and psychological tools to aid in any type of investigations, for example insurance, fire, or crime scene investigations.
• Links into the relevant local networks enable you to develop experience, and network for your future career.

**What might I become?**
You might go into further study to specialise within this area, for example to become a chartered psychologist or a lawyer. You might also be interested in joining the police or working in other parts of the criminal justice system.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Criminology and Psychology at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our dedicated onsite crime scene house and psychology labs. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Modules

Hazel Bending - Lecturer, Criminology and Psychology;
“Your first year will see you develop an understanding of psychological perspectives as well as learning broad knowledge about crime and law in society. In the second year you will learn about the biology of emotion in the brain and how criminologists think differently about crime scenes. You will also take on a work placement to gain experience in the industry. In the third year you will learn about the mind of criminals and what underpins criminal behaviour. You will also develop communication skills and focus on the ethics of working in criminal justice.”

1st Year
Criminal Justice Careers
Introduction to Psychology
Crime and Criminology
Understanding Research: Theory and Method
Psychology in Practice
Social Psychology

2nd Year
Social Psychology
Thinking Like a Criminologist
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Forensic Psychology
Engaging with Employability Criminology

3rd Year
Working with People
Profiling and Reconstruction of Crime
Criminology Project: Dissertation
Social Psychology of Taphonomy
The Ethical Professional
Criminal Psychology

Assessment methods

Approx 30% of assessment is via exams and practical tests and 70% is coursework.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University

Department:

School of Business and Criminology

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

After graduation


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Applied psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Health associate professionals

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