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Criminology and Psychology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.****Course summary:**- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.- Study criminal justice and psychological principles, rules and practices from contemporary academic and practical perspectives.- Learn analytical and research skills for understanding the nature of crime and human behaviour.- Learn the real-life applications of criminological and psychological theory to experiences and behaviours.- Tailor your studies to reflect specialist interests, which enhances independent thinking and creativity.Benefit from an academically rigorous and career-enhancing education with a joint degree which brings together two related subject areas. You will gain a broad multi-disciplinary understanding of the real life applications of criminology and psychology, and will engage in unique work-related modules designed to give you the practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market. Once you have completed the foundation year, you progress onto the undergraduate degree of BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology.**How you learn:**All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology course. You share the first year, first semester with Law, Criminology, Sociology, Politics and Psychology foundation students. In the second semester you will complete a module specific to criminology which will prepare you for your transition to your subject specific degree of Criminology and Psychology.We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department who bring a breadth and depth of skills and knowledge from the criminal justice sector and the academic community. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline, and a range of specialist topics and areas of study.You learn through:- Lectures- Seminars- Workshops- Projects- Peer learning- Placement activity- Visits- Guest lectures- Simulation- Case study analysis- Online learning resources**Applied learning - Work placements**We have excellent links with the local, regional and national criminal justice sector organisations. Local organisations support our provision and provide activities ranging from placements, work experience opportunities, guest lectures and advice on career progression.You will have the opportunity, should you choose, to arrange a year-long placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.**International opportunities**You will have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of your third year, at institutions, which could include Australia, USA or Canada with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. You will choose the modules that you study, and get the chance to learn about different cultures and learning styles - as well as traveling to new places and meeting new people.**Networking opportunities**The Helena Kennedy Centre ensures that teaching focuses directly and indirectly on ethical and social justice issues related to the social exclusion/inclusion of a range of vulnerable groups and on promoting social access to all available community resources. You are provided with career-related support from department specialists who help with access

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,415per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.


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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 118 6

    55th out of 105 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    108 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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