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Criminology and Psychology

Keele University
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

Criminology and Psychology will allow you to study the human mind
and behaviour, and gain an understanding of crime, criminals, and how
society defines and responds to them. Crime, deviance, harm and disorder are taxing issues in most societies.
The Criminology and Psychology programme offers an opportunity
to explore answers to these matters from the perspective of both
disciplines. Criminology is broadly concerned with how crime and
deviance are understood, the efforts made to control crime, and the
consequences of crime for offenders, victims and society. Psychology
is a large and varied discipline dealing with the systematic investigation
of mind and behaviour.

There is a natural overlap between Criminology
and Psychology which offers the opportunity to acquire a fuller
understanding of these questions than would be gained by studying
either subject on its own. This popular combination is therefore ideal for
students wishing to study the relationship between human behaviour
and the social context and structures in which crimes, harms and
victimisation occurs. You will learn about the social, legal and historical
construction of crime and ‘deviance’ alongside psychological aspects of
behaviour with regard to individual differences, social, developmental,
cognitive and biological perspectives.

Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Our programme makes for well-rounded, highly skilled and marketable
graduates with substantive knowledge across two disciplines of
particular contemporary significance. Many students who study this
combination find their degree useful for careers in probation, community
work, victim support, drugs and addiction centres and other occupations
across the public and private sectors. Many graduates also go on to
further study at master’s level and beyond. You will graduate with a degree with psychology modules accredited by the
British Psychological Society, plus an in-depth knowledge of Criminology.

About this institute

Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...

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