BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology

University of Portsmouth
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Portsmouth
English

About this program

BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology

Understand the mind of offenders, victims and witnesses, and learn about the theories of crime and criminality on this combined BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology degree course.

You’ll get a foundation in the psychology of crime, and enhance your studies by exploring the causes of offending behaviour, responses to crime, and how rehabilitation works.

This course prepares you for a career in areas such as the prison or probation service, criminal justice agencies and victim support.

Admission requirements

Typical offers

  • A levels – ABB–BBC
  • UCAS points – 112–128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
  • International Baccalaureate – 29–30

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Essential Skills for Criminologists
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Psychology for Criminologists
  • Understanding Criminology

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Psychological Science
  • Psychology and Criminal Justice
  • Questioning Criminology
  • Researching Criminology

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • Community Justice
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Foundation of Economic Crime
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Investigation
  • Global, State and Corporate Security
  • Hate Crime
  • Introduction To Teaching
  • Key Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Learning From Experience
  • Missing Persons: Issues and Investigation
  • Modern Language (Institution-wide Language Program)
  • Penology and Prison
  • Policing and Society
  • Principles of Economic Crime Investigation
  • Psychology and Security
  • Victims of Crime: Key Players in Criminal Justice
  • Wildlife Crime: Threats and Response
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice

Optional placement year

On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Dissertation / Major Project (Criminology)
  • Psychology in the Community
  • Psychology of Criminal Conduct

Options you can choose in this year currently include:

  • Contemporary Criminologies
  • Contemporary Terrorism and the Global Response
  • Critical Penal Studies
  • Cybercrime: Deviance, Crime and Terror
  • Dangerous Offenders and Public Protection
  • Forensic Psychology and Mental Health
  • Forensic Psychology: Investigation
  • Gender and Crime
  • Green Crime and Environmental Justice
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Introduction To Teaching
  • Learning From Experience
  • Major Project
  • Management of Criminal Investigations
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Money Laundering and Compliance
  • Policing: Law, Policy and Practice
  • Policing:Communities, Intelligence and Information
  • Political Extremism
  • Professional Development: Recruiters and Candidates
  • Social Policy, Justice and Crime (L6)
  • State Crime
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich with work placement

Tuition

  • For UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
  • For International students: £15,500 per year

Career paths

What can you do with a Criminology with Psychology degree?

Organisations you could work for in include:

  • the police force
  • the probation service
  • the prison service
  • academic research
  • victim and offender support charities

You could also work in third sector organisations and charities that work towards improving the lives of those in or leaving the criminal justice system.

What jobs can you do with a Criminology with Psychology degree?

Our graduates have gone on to jobs such as:

  • investigative data analyst
  • police officer
  • probation officer
  • youth offending support officer
  • offender case administrator

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