Criminology and Criminal Psychology, BSc Hons

Criminology and Criminal Psychology, BSc Hons

The programme offers a unique fusion of two of the most exciting and relevant contemporary academic disciplines on offer at British universities. It provides a clear introduction to, and rigorous grounding in, both criminology and criminal psychology (subjects that have grown significantly over the past decade and are now recognised as specialist areas of knowledge in their own right), together with law, social policy, criminal justice and social welfare.

This programme operates within a multidisciplinary framework drawing on psychology, law and sociology, and offers a critical social-legal approach and an international perspective.

This programme does not provide British Psychological Society recognition. Currently, the university's Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling offers a conversion MSc Psychology degree that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society to successful graduates from the BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Psychology degree who are accepted on to, and who complete successfully, the MSc Psychology degree.

UCAS code

MC98 G BSc/CrCP

Department

Law

Location

Avery Hill Campus/Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time; please contact us for details of part-time study

Entry requirements

For entry in September 2016:

320 UCAS points overall which should include at least 280 UCAS points from A2 A-Level. (General Studies is not accepted.) We are also happy to consider equivalent-level qualifications including BTECs, the International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers and Irish Highers.

PLUS GCSEs in English Language* and Maths at grade C or above

* If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) approved IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

  • You may be invited to interview
  • Entry requirements may be subject to change - please check with the School of Law's admissions team before making your application

Assessment

Assessment of learning is usually based on a mixture of examination and coursework and can include presentations/group work, the submission of essays and the sitting of examinations.

Career options

Studying this programme opens up a wide range of potential career paths.  Directly programme-related career opportunities include the National Offender Management Service, police and prison services, court systems and forensic services, as well as UK Visas & Immigration and HM Revenue & Customs. Employment involved with youth justice, social work, community safety, crime reduction, child protection and mental health may offer alternative career paths.

In addition, since the programme develops easily transferable problem-solving, research and communication skills, BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Psychology provides a good foundation for other occupations in both the public and private sectors.

Course content

We regularly update our programmes to reflect the ever-changing nature of the discipline, so the programme structure, mode and the courses and course structure can be subject to change.

The structure of the programme currently running (i.e. the programme which commenced in September 2015) is shown below, for illustrative purposes only. For details of the mode, content and structure of the programme to run from September 2016, which may differ from what is shown below, please contact the School of Law (law@gre.ac.uk).

Structure for the programme that started in 2015:

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Criminology

Taught by a specialist and dedicated team of lecturers, the School of Law's criminology programmes equip students with the academic knowledge and skills to succeed in a range of roles. Find out more.

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If you have any query about the programme, please contact the School of Law.

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