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Criminology and Criminal Psychology BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Criminology & Criminal Psychology focuses on the fundamental aspects of Criminology but places special emphasis on the psychological approaches to understanding human behaviour and criminality.

The degree addresses crime causation and the impact of crime on individuals, communities and societies, and explores psychological explanations of criminal behaviour and the management of offenders.

Modules in criminology research methods will also provide you with key technical and analytical skills necessary to engage in contemporary debates surrounding policies and practices designed to prevent crime.

On completion of your degree, you will possess a repertoire of skills essential for pursuing a professional career in areas such as policing, prisons and youth justice.

Overview

Why study Criminology & Criminal Psychology at Aberystwyth University?

  • The degree provides a balanced coverage of theory, policy and practice issues in criminology and criminal justice studies;
  • The current teaching team comprises staff with expertise in the main disciplines that inform criminological study, such as psychology, sociology and law;
  • A number of key modules are dedicated to illustrating how psychological theory, methods and techniques can be used to understand criminal behaviour;
  • Our modules are continually revised and updated to reflect recent changes in patterns of criminal behaviour and crime policy responses;
  • You will be taught by criminologists who are actively engaged in research;
  • There are opportunities to undertake a criminal justice placement;
  • Students can undertake supervised independent criminological research;
  • We have an excellent working relationship with local criminal justice agencies.

Employability

On completion of your degree you will be in a strong position as potential candidate for:

  • Police and Prison Services;
  • National Probation Services;
  • UK Border Agency;
  • Intelligence Analyst for the Security.

Your future is important to us and our degrees will equip you with the following:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely written and oral form;
  • Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team;
  • Time management and organisation skills;
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance;
  • Research skills.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    116 54%

    72nd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    2nd

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