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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

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You will immerse yourself in core aspects of criminology and applied psychology to understand how and why crime occurs and how to address the psychological impacts. Based in our Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle, you will develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice. Your programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the professional body for psychologists. This means your academic qualification reflects the interface between psychology and criminal justice institutions. Through developing robust research skills in psychology with a focus on crime, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it. Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects. 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.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**You’ll be given a variety of pathways to choose from, enabling you to focus on modules specific to your personal interests and or chosen career path.Learning on-the-job professional skills and boosting your employability is an important aspect of this course. So, we’ll support and encourage you to put your theoretical skills to the test in voluntary work settings.- Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)- Eligible to join the BPS after you graduate- Flexibility to shape your degree to suit that of your intended career path- Taught by tutors who have first-hand experience working in the field- Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual to give you personalised support- Practical and work-based sessions will prepare you for your future career- We have a strong working relationship with Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, the British Psychological Society, Law Society and a number of voluntary and commercial organisations, which will boost your studies and placement prospects- Tutors carry out pioneering research, which enhances your learning. Plus, it gives you the chance to take part in current research- Our course offers a full range of extra-curricular activities e.g. student-led Criminology Society & Psychology film club, enrichment evening and daytime seminars led by local and national experts, research participation scheme, staff-student conference- Access to the real courts for mock trials, presided over by real judgesYou’ll study in Carlisle, only 20 minutes from Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do.Plus, you can study part-time to fit in with family or professional commitments, if you need to.The great thing about studying this combined course is that it gives you significant degree of flexibility to enable you to pursue a diverse range of employment and further study opportunities.**Modules****Year One**Crime and DevianceCriminal Justice SystemBecoming a CriminologistIntroduction to Psychological Research MethodsPsychology in ActionIntroduction to Data Analysis**Year Two**Explaining CrimeBringing Offenders to JusticePrison and PunishmentResearch methods and StatisticsDevelopment, Brain and CognitionSocial and Community Psychology**Year Three**New Challenges in CriminologyInequalities in the Criminal Justice SystemCritical PsychologyIndividual Differences: Abilities, Personalities and Measuring Differe

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

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

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An 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

    87th out of 118 9

    74th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    120 56%

    62nd

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    8th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    116 59%

    54th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    6th

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