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Psychology with Criminology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Middlesex University

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UCAS CODE: C7FY

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Hendon Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-20

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Foundation Year in Psychology is offered as an entry route to a psychology degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. If you complete this year successfully you progress directly onto one of our three-year degree courses in this subject area. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high and in fact have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.

Overview

Forensic psychology is continually growing as a field and skilled graduates are in high demand. Our BSc in psychology with criminology is tailored towards the student who has ambitions to work within the criminal justice system.

This degree allows you to combine the study of criminology with modern scientific methods of psychology so you can gain an understanding of criminal behaviours and their effects.

The kind of person interested in this course will be one who wants to investigate and support the psychological elements of legal proceedings in court and criminal investigations.

This course aims to give you a wealth of skills to support you in your future career including analytical, research and communication skills along with a thorough understanding of human behaviour. Graduates from this course have gone on to work with the likes of the Home Office, Met Police, and local authorities.

Course content

You will examine a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to psychology, criminology and human behaviour and develop the expert knowledge and skills which are essential to professional practice. You will gain an expert understanding of the psychological issues associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment of those who have committed offences.

Alongside an in-depth study of psychology, one quarter of your course will contain modules from our Department of Criminology. In your third year you can choose options from areas as diverse as policing, violent crime, organised crime, drugs and criminal justice.

What will you gain?

You will gain a wealth of additional skills to support you in your future career or further studies, including research and analytical skills, and advanced communications skills which will give you a thorough understanding of human communication methods.

Careers

This degree prepares you for a multitude of careers and professionals. Previous students have forged a range of rewarding careers within the criminal justice system as chartered forensic psychologists, counsellors, social workers and academics. You could find yourself working in the police, probation and prison services, courts, or youth services or within community safety, crime prevention, criminological research, or the forensic science services.

You could find a successful career in many varying roles such as a Clinical Support Worker, Professional Ambassador, Expert Community Support Officer, Support Worker, and also in sales. Typical employers include:

  • Met Police
  • Home Office
  • the security industry
  • Her Majesty's Prisons
  • local authorities
  • Oaklands College
  • Middlesex University
  • Institute of Psychiatry
  • MHRA

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,250per 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 : 48

University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 117 4

    73rd out of 97 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    113 52%

    82nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    53rd

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    96th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    112 53%

    71st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    65th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    87th

    1

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