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Overview

If you are fascinated by how and why people think and behave as they do, and are interested in crime and how it develops in the global arena, then this is the course for you.

In addition to learning about the core areas of psychology, such as developmental psychology, social psychology, and individual differences, you will study a range of areas in criminology, allowing you to develop your understanding of crime, the criminal justice system, policing, and domestic violence.

 


Course Benefits

  • Learn about key principles and topics in a wide range of areas of psychology and criminology
  • Gain valuable experience through two professional placements
  • Flexibility to focus on your areas of interest with a range of specialist options in both psychology and criminology in the final year
  • Take charge of your learning in an active and student-focused learning environment

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Course Information

We offer a supportive and dynamic learning environment in which teamwork and shared learning are emphasised. This is augmented by two professional work placements, allowing you to further develop your employability skills. There is also the opportunity to undertake a third professional placement during the final year of study.

Read our full course terms and conditions.


Year 1

The first year of the course introduces you to core areas of psychology and criminology, including aspects of criminal behaviour and the criminal justice system, and the personal and social factors that influence how people behave. You will also begin to consider your place in the world, with your personal and professional development very much at the heart of your studies.

The first year ends with a programme level assessment, providing you with the opportunity to draw together your learning from all of the modules studied in the first year in a team-based activity. You then undertake a five-week professional placement to help you to develop your professional skills and career goals.

Year 2

Your second year furthers your understanding and knowledge of the core areas of psychology and criminology, including areas such as serious violent crime and the influence of culture on crime, as well as further understanding of influences on people’s behaviour, including emotion.

The second year also includes programme level assessment, and your personal and professional development continues to be supported through a dedicated module and a professional placement. If you choose, you may undertake a longer-term period of volunteering, or you may undertake a five-week placement at the end of the year, as in the first year.

Year 3

In your final year, you will work with the supervision of a tutor to complete a Dissertation in an area of your choosing, drawing together your studies in Psychology and Criminology.

In addition, you will choose modules from a range of options, in psychology and criminology, covering areas such as Forensic Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Mental Health, Health Psychology, Child and Youth Justice, Prisons and Punishment, and Violence in the Family. There is also an opportunity to undertake a further professional placement to round-off the professional and career development aspects of the course.


Learning and Teaching

Year 1 - 16% of scheduled learning and teaching; 203 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 857 hours of independent teaching; 200 hours on placement

Year 2 - 13% of scheduled learning and teaching; 163 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 932 hours of independent teaching; 150 hours on placement

Year 3 - 13% of scheduled learning and teaching; 156 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 979 hours of independent teaching; 65 hours on placement

​​At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here

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Modules on this programme are taught in sessions that facilitate interaction and there is provision for small group and individual support also.

On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Personal Development and Placement modules, which feature six-week professional work placements at Level 4 and Level 5 sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection on their learning.

At Level 6 students focus on a topic of their choice within a 40 credit research project which offers extended opportunity to develop critical thinking. There is opportunity at Level 6 to build upon previous placement experiences by developing connections with employers.

All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors and our alumni in their final year.  You will have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to your graduate prospects.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.


Assessment


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 - 85.8% coursework; 7.5% written exams; 6.7% practical exams

Year 2 - 83.3% coursework; 16.7% written exams

Year 3 - 85.9% coursework; 3.1% written exams; 10.9% practical exams

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

​If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admis​sions@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​​.

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University 
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online​

Placements are always managed very well from the beginning to the end.

Wendy Moore

Co-ordinator at STEP - Supporting the Elderly

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MSc Criminology and MA Sociology. 

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 
 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

 
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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Criminology Unistats
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