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Does the human mind and behaviour fascinate you? Are you interested in why people commit crimes and whether punishment ever works?
By studying a BSc Psychology with Criminology you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the core areas of psychology stipulated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) alongside learning about crime and the criminal justice system.
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About this course
You’ll learn in a supportive environment which focuses on teamwork and collaboration. As well as teaching you the core elements of psychology and criminology, we’ll support you in developing your research skills from the start of your degree.
In your final year, you’ll work with your supervisor to design and carry out your own research project. In addition, you will have the opportunity to tailor your studies (often with future career goals in mind) by choosing from a range of optional modules from either Psychology or Criminology.
You’ll also put theory into practice through the professional work placements included in your degree, as well as assessments which help you to develop valuable real-world skills.
You’ll graduate with an excellent grounding in both psychology and criminology which will make you ready to become a competent and ethical practitioner within the Criminal Justice System.
Why study with us?
- Start your journey to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership on successful completion of the course.
- Learn from the experts. The course is developed and taught by researchers and practitioners within the fields of psychology and criminology.
- Get professional experience via our excellent links with local criminal justice agencies.
- Tailor your studies in line with your own career aspirations.
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) (link opens in a new window/tab) which makes you eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership on successful completion of the course.
You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
Modules by Year
Core modules (students are required to take):
- Core Psychology 1
- Professional Skills for Psychologists 1
- Introduction to Criminology
Core modules (students are required to take):
- Core Psychology 2
- Professional Skills for Psychologists 2
- Crime, Media, Culture
Core modules (students are required to take):
- Psychology Research Project
Students are required to choose two option modules from:
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Business Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Counselling Psychology
- Critical Psychology
- The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
- Forensic Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Health Behaviour Change in Context
- Professional Learning Through Work
- Psychology Negotiated Essay
- Psychobiology of Stress and Illness
Students are also required to choose one option module from:
- Surveillance Societies
- Gender and Society
- Justice, Punishment and Human Rights
- Crimes of the 21st Century
- Policing Priorities
Learning and Teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.
Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:
- high quality teaching
- an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
- a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.
We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.
We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:
- Student Involvement and Engagement
- Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
- Digital Literacy and Skills
- Employability and Enterprise
To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.
We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:
- Personalised support
- Expert lecturers
- Strong connections with employers
- An international outlook
- Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.
Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:
- Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
- Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
- Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.
Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.
For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact email@example.com
Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.
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UK Home Students:
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2021/2022.
Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.
Tuition fees for 2022/23 entry will be set in summer 2021.
Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.
Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.
International Students, including EU Students:
Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2021/22.
Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa.
We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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.
- On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
- 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.
How to apply
For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.
On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.
For courses starting in 2021, if you don’t already hold an offer then from 5 July you can apply for available courses through Clearing. Find out more in our Guide to Clearing.
Please note, we are no longer able to accept applications for courses starting in 2021 from applicants who need a student visa but do not currently hold one as there won’t be sufficient time to meet all entry criteria and apply for a visa.
For courses starting in 2022, you can start your application now and submit it from 7 September 2021. Your application should be submitted to UCAS by 26 January 2022.
You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.
There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:
Typical placement organisations include HM Prison Service, pupil referral units, charities, secure units, drugs services and crime reduction initiatives. Students have worked shadowing psychologists and other professionals, learning to work with vulnerable people in a range of settings.
Psychology with Criminology graduates are employed within the civil service, healthcare, charitable organisations and education. Graduates may choose to go on to further study in a range of areas, including Forensic Psychology, Neuroscience and postgraduate research.
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