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Psychology and Criminology (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

In choosing to study Psychology and Criminology at Aberystwyth University, you will be part of the long-established and reputable Aberystwyth Law Department and taught by talented and dedicated academics.

Psychology and Criminology combine to provide insights into the social and psychological perspectives of crime. We will study the brain, mind and behaviour to discover people’s motivation to commit crime and the sociocultural repercussions of their actions.

In studying Psychology and Criminology, you will acquire a wide range of skills, with the year in industry giving you additional insight, knowledge and experience employers look for.

What will I learn?

Psychology allows us insights into human behaviour. You will study the origins of the subject and how research has shaped and changed it and how it has developed into the modern science it is now.

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

During your first year, you may:

  • discover modules which cover topics such as social and individual behaviour, psychobiology and cognition, and research methods and historical issues in psychology

In your second year, you may:

  • Tailor your degree to your interests and future career goals by choosing from our exciting range of specialist optional modules, such as:
  • Health psychology
  • Develop your understanding of the relationship between theory, research and criminal justice practice
  • Psychology and Psychology of Counselling
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Sociological and psychological approaches to the study of criminal behaviour
  • Criminal law and the workings of the criminal justice system
  • basic research skills in criminology

In your third year you will undertake your work experience in an industry that is relative to this degree BSc Psychology and Criminology .

In your final year you may:

  • Forensic Counselling
  • Drugs and Behaviour
  • Police, Policing and Society
  • Youth Crime and Youth Justice
  • Psychology and Crime
  • Psychology of Humor
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • You may also will apply your research and analytical skills by completing a research dissertation on a topic of your own choosing, with support from your supervisor.

Employability

Your year in industry:

In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement or/ a internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject.

Completing a year in industry will allow you to:

  • Apply the learning from your course to the work environment;
  • Make industry contacts;
  • Develop practical skills related to your area of study;
  • Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study;
  • Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

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

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    82nd out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    116 54%

    72nd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    2nd

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