City is a UK top 20 university (Guardian University Guide 2017) and 13th in the UK for starting salaries (The Times Good University Guide 2015). Combined studies provide students with distinctive pathways to many of the most important areas of the social sciences. Students are encouraged to develop a mixture of transferable skills and competencies such as critical thinking, communication, research design and data analysis, problem'solving and interpersonal skills and graduate from this course with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which the various disciplines relate to and inform each other.
This BSc in Criminology and Psychology is taught within two strong, research'based departments. It encourages analytical and critical thinking, the careful appraisal of evidence, and the application of various technical skills. You will learn about a broad range of topics within the discipline of psychology, including the application of psychological knowledge in a range of professional areas, and you will learn to appreciate how the subject progresses through the careful use of research methods. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) meaning you are able to go on to specialise in Psychology as a career or further study
A wide range of transferable skills are also incorporated into the programme to enhance your employment prospects. In addition to modules in psychology, you will be taking Criminology modules taught by Criminologists in the Department of Sociology. Through these modules you will develop a 'criminological imagination', as you are introduced to the different theoretical and applied approaches to understanding crime, criminal behaviour and criminal justice.
You will develop the research expertise to investigate crime and criminal justice data, and the proficiency to engage critically with real'world criminal justice policy debates. You will acquire criminological expertise and skills to give you the competitive edge in applying for careers in government departments concerned with crime and crime control, the core professions allied to the criminal justice system and related fields, or for postgraduate studies.
The first year covers the main areas of psychology: cognition, development, biology and the history of psychological theories. In addition, a specialist module focuses on the training and skills needed to pursue a degree and a career as a professional psychologist.
First year core modules include: Biological psychology, Developmental psychology, Personality and differential psychology, Research methods in psychology, Social psychology, Key Issues in Criminology. You can then choose one of the following modules: Memory and action (cognitive elective 1) or Perception and reasoning (cognitive elective psychology 2). The second year advances knowledge of core subjects in psychology to meet the requirements for British Psychological Society accreditation. Second year core modules include: Biological psychology, Developmental psychology, Personality and differential psychology, Research methods in psychology, Social psychology, Key Issues in Criminology. You can then choose one of the following modules: Memory and action (cognitive elective 1) or Perception and reasoning (cognitive elective psychology 2). Final year students conduct their own empirical research project and select six specialist modules from a wide range of modules led by expert academic staff and practitioners. The final year core module is the Psychology Research Project. Elective modules: Abnormal and clinical psychology, Introduction to counselling psychology, Memory and the law, Psychological illnesses, brain damage and dreams, Forensic Psychology, Policing and Crime and Media.
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|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)|