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BSc (Hons)Psychology with Criminology & Criminal Justice

University of South Wales
United Kingdom, Cardiff / Pontypridd
Tuition fee £11,900 per year
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Studying psychology as a major gives you the opportunity to find out about psychological issues in a range of applied settings. You will acquire knowledge about core areas of psychology and skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods.

By the end of the course you will have successfully completed an independent project in an area of psychology under the supervision of a member of staff. However you will also develop an understanding of criminology, examining issues surrounding crime and the criminal justice system, which can really enhance your learning experience and your employability for specific career paths.

This course is also accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership and covers content for all seven of the Society’s required areas of psychology.

Additionally you will have the opportunity to choose from an exciting range of applied optional modules in your final year, such as health psychology, occupational psychology and forensic psychology. The course also offers students the opportunity to develop transferable skills in research and placement activity as well as benefitting from access to staff engaged at the cutting edge of applied research and a psychology clinic facility providing intervention and services to the wider community.

Programme structure

The first two years of your study will be focused on coverage of psychology core areas as required by the British Psychological Society for accreditation. You will take two 40 credit compulsory modules in each of your first and second years as well as 40 credits in criminology. In your final year, you will take a compulsory 40 credit dissertation plus two optional modules in psychology (20 credits each) and 40 credits in criminology.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities exist in many areas, such as clinical, educational, forensic, health and occupational psychology. You could enter new and developing areas of psychology, including sport and environmental psychology. Through studying psychology with criminology, you will develop a range of transferable skills that are highly sought-after by employers. These include analytical and communication skills, problem solving and report-writing skills and the ability to apply key concepts.

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