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BA (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Psychology

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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38,625 GBP

Program description

BA (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Psychology

Psychological and criminological study at Solent starts with our program of lectures and guest speakers. Past students have benefitted from talks delivered by criminal justice professionals and psychology practitioners, giving detailed insight into the industry and the careers it offers. Previous speakers include Martin Fisher, consultant forensic psychologist with NOMS, and Adam Murton, forensic psychologist.

Admission requirements

This interdisciplinary course is ideal for student who want to study psychology while gaining a broad understanding of criminal investigation and justice. Graduates will be well prepared for a range social care, mental health and community safety roles within both the public and private sector.

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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Criminal Processes and Responsibility
  • Criminological Research Methods & Skills 1
  • Key Perspectives in Criminology
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Exploring Psychology
  • Psychology Across the Lifespan

Year two

Core units

  • Contemporary Debates in Crime, Culture and Society
  • Criminological Research Methods & Skills 2
  • Crime Scene to Court: Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • Critical Issues and Professional Practice in Criminal Investigation
  • The Social Individual
  • The Psychology of Crime

Year three

Core units

  • Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation
  • Leadership and Management in Investigation and Policing


  • Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice
  • Dangerous Offenders?
  • Gender, Crime and Justice
  • Security, Public Order and the State
  • Crime, Risk, Community Safety
  • Cybercrime and Security
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Crime
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Crime, Media, Culture
  • Police, Law, Community
  • The Bloody Code: Punishment and Control
  • Developing Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology
  • CBT and Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Behavioral Change for Health and Wellbeing
  • Applied Psychopathology

Tuition fees

UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year

International full-time fees: £12,875 per year

Scholarships & funding

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Our law and criminology courses inspire and prepare our students for rewarding careers. Recognised for offering an outstanding educational experience, our courses combine theoretical understanding with practical learning opportunities.

About this institute

Solent University

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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