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Criminology with Applied Psychology (with integrated foundation year)

Entry requirements


A level

B-D,E

Access to HE Diploma

M:0,P:45

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

PPP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D

T Level

P

UCAS Tariff

40

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Criminology

Applied psychology

You are passionate about understanding why individuals commit crime and committed to addressing the psychological impacts at a personal and community level.

We are here for you with a criminology with applied psychology course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise.

**Course overview**
Our foundation year teaches essential university skills and will help develop your confidence, enabling you to progress onto our degree level programme.

On this course you'll build in-depth knowledge of the research, theory and practice, covering topics such as the causes of crime, rehabilitation process and new ideas in criminology.

Volunteering is a key extra-curricular activity and you’ll have opportunity to make the most of this via our annual Volunteer Fair. Our close ties with the Police, numerous businesses and professional bodies will help fast track your job hunt.

Your course will supply you with a skill set to pursue a professional career in psychology or a criminology based role. You may decide to work directly with offenders in a probation, prison or community-based setting, or, focus on the needs of victims. You will also be ideally placed to pursue specialist clinical psychology training or postgraduate criminology research.

**On this course you will...**

- Develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice.

- Develop robust research skills in psychology with a focus on crime.

- Have the opportunity and be supported in volunteering in criminology related fields, providing excellent job prospects.

- Be accredited by The British Psychological Society.

**What you will learn**

The applied nature of the programme means that you will focus on how psychological and criminological approaches are used in the real world, to inform policy and practice and more generally to enhance your understanding of human behaviour in a constantly changing global world. This will include exploring the relationships between crime and social change, and the complexities of individual factors that affect human interactions and interpersonal processes.

**Year one**

- Essential University Skills One

- Essential University Skills Two

- Contemporary Issues and the Media

- Families, Communities and the Criminal Justice System

- Families, Communities and the Criminal Justice System

- Professional Practice in the Community

- Criminology, Policing and Law

**Year two**

- Crime and Deviance

- Criminal Justice System

- Becoming a Criminologist

- Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

- Psychology in Action

- Introduction to Data Analysis

**Year three**

- Explaining Crime

- Bringing Offenders to Justice

- Prison and Punishment

- Research Methods and Statistics

- Development, Brain and Cognition

- Social and Community Psychology

**Year four**

- New Challenges in Criminology

- Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System

- Critical Psychology

- Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differences

- Dissertation

Modules

Foundation Year - Compulsory Modules:

Essential University Skills 1 and 2,
Contemporary Issues and the Media,
Families, Communities and the Criminal Justice System,
Professional Practice in the Community,
Criminology, Policing and Law.
Year One - Compulsory Modules:

Crime and Deviance,
Criminal Justice System,
Becoming a Criminologist,
Introduction to Psychological Research Methods,
Psychology in Action,
Introduction to Data Analysis.
Year two - Compulsory modules:

Explaining Crime,
Bringing Offenders to Justice,
Prison and Punishment,
Research methods and Statistics,
Development, Brain and Cognition,
Social and Community Psychology.
Year three - Compulsory modules:

New Challenges in Criminology,
Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System,
Critical Psychology,
Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differences,
Dissertation.

Assessment methods

The assessment throughout the programme will include a blend of typical assessment activities such as written assignments, unseen in-class tests, presentations and reports, alongside innovative and employability focused tasks such as case study analysis, problem based activities and reflective logs. These methods are chosen to encourage knowledge development, practitioner skills, and a range of transferable and professional capabilities such as communication and presentation skills, problem-solving, team work, numeracy and IT skills. Forms of assessment - In each module, you have the opportunity to engage in summative and formative assessments. Summative assessment refers to work submitted for module and programme credit, and is used to assess whether you have achieved the relevant learning outcomes in a module. Summative assessment is captured in the overall mark awarded for each module. Formative assessments occur in each of the modules to scaffold future summative assessments. Indicative Range of Assessment Methods: The breadth of assessment methods acknowledges that graduate and employability skills are many and varied and so you need opportunities to develop, practice and be assessed on as full a range of skills as possible. The traditional methods (e.g. essay) are supplemented by applied and ecologically valid methods (portfolio, case analysis, intervention design and evaluation, multi-agency style meeting planning and execution) for the workplace. Some examples of the assessment styles used on the programme are; Academic essay, Case analysis, Literature review, Research Reports, Reflective Accounts (debates, meetings, research techniques), Portfolio of analyses, Academic Poster and conference style presentation, Web page design/podcast production, Problem based learning activities, Intervention design and evaluation, Psychometric report, Psychometric practical skills assessment, Oral Presentation conference style, Online Assessment, Academic debates, Research proposal, Dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£6,125
per year
EU
£8,565
per year
International
£8,565
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,125
per year
Scotland
£6,125
per year
Wales
£6,125
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social 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.

91%
high
Criminology
94%
high
Applied psychology

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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
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

74%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
30%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Applied psychology

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
31%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Protective service occupations

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.

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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
25%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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

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

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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.

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.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£17k

£17k

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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