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Criminology with Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**When you work with criminals and their victims, the ability to understand people's emotions, thoughts and actions is vital. This combined BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology degree gives you a deep understanding of criminal behaviour, for a competitive edge in your career.You'll explore why people commit crimes, the psychological fallout, and how rehabilitation works. Studying in one of the UK's largest criminology departments, your diverse options will also include specialist subjects such as forensic psychology.Course highlights- Tailor your degree for a career path that fits your ambitions – from policing to probation, prisons to rehabilitation- Be taught by experts, including forensic psychologists and criminologists, whose ground-breaking research keeps your modules relevant and eye-opening- Develop practical skills, such as lie detection and effective interviewing, in our Forensic Interviewing Suite, founded by a researcher who works with emergency services to develop better ways of interviewing witnesses- Explore how virtual reality can make a difference to understanding criminal behaviour, inspired by innovative VR research at the University of Portsmouth- Enjoy a sense of community with your peers, on course-specific socials and field trips – recent examples include visits to courtrooms and Bethlem Museum of the Mind, on the grounds of the infamous 'Bedlam' Hospital- If you’re interested in policing, probation work or community justice, you can choose modules that give you pre-entry qualifications for a career in those fields- Make the most of our links with agencies such as youth offender teams, the probation service and prisons, to build your network of potential employers**Careers and opportunities**By studying aspects of two different but related disciplines – psychology and criminology – you’ll open yourself to a wide range of career options. You’ll be a natural fit for roles relating to work with offenders or victims of crime. Both are areas where there will likely always be a demand for skilled professionals.The psychology aspects of your studies will broaden your career options. Your understanding of the human mind and behaviour could lead you to specialist jobs, such as forensic psychology (with further training). Knowledge of psychology can also be an asset in a diverse range of roles outside of criminal justice - from market research to human resources. With transferable skills in communications, critical thinking and analysis on your CV, you’ll be a very employable graduate.What areas can you work in with a criminology with psychology degree?Organisations you could work for include:- the police force- the probation service- the prison service- academic research- victim and offender support charitiesWhat jobs can you do with a criminology with psychology degree?Our graduates have gone on to jobs such as:- investigative data analyst- police officer- defence and security analyst- probation officer- counter fraud intelligence analyst- youth offending support officer- offender case administratorOur Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the field. You'll also get support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Over 5,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling into the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 105 3

    51st out of 117 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    122 57%

    42nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    49th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    62nd

    43
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    123 58%

    59th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    59th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    53rd

    24

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