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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

    26-SEP-22

  • 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.**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.**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.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

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

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 118 10

    84th out of 105

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 56%

    60th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    77th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    2nd

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 58%

    53rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    14th

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