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Criminology and Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Explore the fascinating world of crime, the criminal mind and deviant behaviour. Examine different and sometimes contradictory views on the psychology behind the choices we make. Accredited by the British Psychological Society 95% employment rate (Criminology graduates employed or in further study after fifteen months, Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18) Study abroad opportunities in Brazil, Canada or China Home to The Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR) Join a unique programme combining the world-class research-led teaching you expect from a Russell Group University and accreditation from the British Psychological Society, a hallmark of quality to employers. You’ll gain the research skills you need to answer complex questions including... Why do people commit crime? Can anything be done to prevent it? How should offenders be punished? With a thorough psychologically informed understanding of criminal behaviour. Your modules will be underpinned by up-to-date research from the Institute of Criminal Justice which will support you to understand the relationship between criminal justice scholarship, and policy, and practice. With a research-led approach you will graduate with the skills you need to impact change in the field of criminology and psychology. Ranked top 5 in the UK for research power and outputs, based on the volume and quality of our research (Latest REF, 2014) Specialist modules and career enhancing employability workshops will help you steer your degree to a range of professional careers opening the door to further research, or careers in public service, psychology, criminal justice and beyond. You can also gain work placements within the prison, probation, or the police, service.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,300per year

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

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A level : AAB

Typical offer: AAB.If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB, to include grade A in the EPQ.Contextual Offer: ABBWe are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. A


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University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 118

    22nd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    145 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%



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