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BA (Hons)Criminology and Psychology

Solent University
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £11,000 per year
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Criminology is concerned with crime and control, the social
dimensions of crime and justice, forms of crime and criminality and
criminal justice structures and processes.

These academic fields relate closely to psychology, and its concern
with how people think, how they act, and how they interact with one
another. Psychologists seek to understand our behaviour and how our
thoughts and feelings motivate our actions, while criminologists aim
to understand criminal behaviour.

This course enables students to explore criminology and psychology
in equal measure. Our interdisciplinary approach gives you the
opportunity to focus on different aspects of these fascinating
subjects, and gain an advanced understanding of crime, control and
justice. This knowledge will help you to consider the psychology of
crime in relation to the criminal justice process. 

Career opportunities


Criminology and Psychology are both established subjects within the
University and graduates in both disciplines have good employment

Graduates gain an understanding of psychology in the context of
criminal activity and of the criminal justice system. This supports
entry to a range of public sector careers such as the police, prison
service, probation, social work, community development, immigration
and customs and excise. Further training will be required for some of
these. In the private sector there are opportunities in security,
investigation and crime prevention.

The more generic skills gained on this course can be used to enter
graduate level roles not necessarily directly related to criminology
and psychology such as youth work, public and commercial
administration and charity work. 

Career paths include:

  • the police
  • prison service
  • probation
  • immigration
  • customs and excise
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • private security sector
  • youth work
  • public and commercial administration
  • charity work
  • 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