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BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology

20222023
UCAS Code:
CPS3
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
48
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Want to explore BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology but not quite ready to study at degree level? On the Social Sciences Foundation Year, you’ll explore areas such as mental health and wellbeing, contemporary issues in social sciences, and professional practice to help prepare for undergraduate study.

During this foundation year, you’ll begin to develop the academic writing and independent learning skills necessary to study a scientific discipline. You’ll also begin to learn the basics of thinking and writing in social sciences.

The social sciences foundation year has an applied focus – students are encouraged and enabled to apply their theoretical knowledge to real world problems, such as mental health, psychological wellbeing and everyday problem-solving.

During your criminology and psychology degree, you will develop key industry skills in analytical thinking, crime scene investigations, presentation of evidential studies and critical thinking, along with the key knowledge of psychological and criminological theory to prepare you for a career in relevant fields and sectors. The course is designed and constantly refreshed with current thinking, thanks to a lecturing staff with plenty of experience and current connections within the criminal justice and criminology arena.

You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers who are industry experts, giving you a valuable window into real-world situations and challenges – as well as a network of employment opportunities. The courses are also supported by site visits, both locally and internationally, giving you the chance to explore the global perspective first-hand and draw on this in your learning journey.

With a strong emphasis on essential professional and career skills, along with a curriculum which reflects the changing face of criminology, the course focuses on group interaction and makes use of the latest research, and features a strong mentoring support network that has led directly to employment for past students.

This video 'Why study Criminology' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

This video 'Why study Psychology' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

Who is this course for?

The course is specifically designed for those wanting to study social sciences but who do not meet the entry requirements. It is also suitable for those who wish to refresh their academic skills and subject specific knowledge before starting an undergraduate degree.  

What does this course lead to?

Studying this foundation degree can help you on to the path of studying a full BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology degree.

On graduating you will be well placed for various roles within criminology, criminal justice and related fields, including police and probation services, youth work and victim support, human rights, fraud investigations and many more.

This degree is BPS accredited and would be suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in Forensic Psychology.

Facilities

Our Mountbatten Library features an extensive range of criminology resources, journals and online materials. Portable crime scene and mock court room, used in the Investigating Crime Scenes, and Forensic Evidence modules.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.


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