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Criminology with Applied Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You are passionate about understanding why individuals commit crime and committed to addressing the psychological impacts at a personal and community level. We are here for you with a criminology with applied psychology course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise.**Course overview**You’ll build in-depth knowledge of the research, theory and practice, covering topics such as the causes of crime, rehabilitation process and new ideas in criminology. You’ll work towards a piece of independent research in an area that interests you. Industry-active tutors will give you high levels of support and ensure learning remains current.Volunteering is a key extra-curricular activity and you’ll have opportunity to make the most of this via our annual Volunteer Fair. Our close ties with the Police, numerous businesses and professional bodies will help fast track your job hunt.Your course will supply you with a skill set to pursue a professional career in psychology or a criminology based role. You may decide to work directly with offenders in a probation, prison or community-based setting, or, focus on the needs of victims. You will also be ideally placed to pursue specialist clinical psychology training or postgraduate criminology research.**On this course you will...**- Develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice.- Develop robust research skills in psychology with a focus on crime.- Have the opportunity and be supported in volunteering in criminology related fields, providing excellent job prospects.- Be accredited by The British Psychological Society. **What you will learn**The applied nature of the programme means that you will focus on how psychological and criminological approaches are used in the real world, to inform policy and practice and more generally to enhance your understanding of human behaviour in a constantly changing global world. This will include exploring the relationships between crime and social change, and the complexities of individual factors that affect human interactions and interpersonal processes.**Year One**- Crime and Deviance- Criminal Justice System- Becoming a Criminologist- Introduction to Psychological Research Methods- Psychology in Action- Introduction to Data Analysis**Year Two**- Explaining Crime- Bringing Offenders to Justice- Prison and Punishment- Research Methods and Statistics- Development, Brain and Cognition- Social and Community Psychology**Year Three**- New Challenges in Criminology- Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System- Critical Psychology- Individual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differences- Dissertation

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    96th out of 118 9

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    118 57%

    59th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    6th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    109 56%

    67th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    61st

    55

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