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BScCriminology and Psychology

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £16,054 per year
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This programme combines the study of criminology with the study of psychology and allows you to explore the unique aspects of two complementary subjects whose practitioners increasingly share ideas, approaches and research interests.

At each level you will study modules from Criminology and Psychology degrees. The degree provides you with the criminological skills to analyse and research the complexities of criminal behaviour and the workings of the criminal justice system.

The degree also develops in-depth knowledge and understanding of the major perspectives and issues within psychology, e.g., abnormal psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. This theoretical knowledge will be applied to a range of criminological and psychological contexts.

Students will be able to develop their interests within the specialised fields of criminology and psychology and other related disciplines.

Programme structure

The programme comprises three levels, each corresponding to one year of full-time study. At each level you will take eight modules, with associated credits. Each credit can be considered as the equivalent of approximately ten hours of study. All the modules offered in this programme are 15 credit modules. This means that each module comprises around 150 hours of study divided into contact time (e.g. lectures, seminars, workshops) and non-contact time when you will be engaged in directed study (preparation for classes) and independent study when you will be involved in producing assignments and preparing and taking examinations.

The dissertation is two 15 credit modules that must be taken together comprising 300 hours of study divided into contact time (workshops and supervisory tutorials) and a significantly larger portion of hours allocated to non-contact, independent study time. This is because the dissertation is designed to foster independent inquiry and is the culmination of three levels of study, enabling you to apply theories and methods explored at all Levels and to examine one area of the social sciences in detail.

Career opportunities

Central and local government
Voluntary sector
Human resources
Social services and social work
Journalism and media
Police service and probation work
Private security and the prison service
Postgraduate study

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States