University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

**Please note applicants must enter at year 0. There is no direct entry onto the extended provision, students with relevant entry qualifications wishing to apply to Year 1 should apply to course code ‘MC98 BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Psychology’ and not ‘L311 BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Extended)**

If you have the ability but not the qualifications for entry to our 3-year degree, this extended degree may be for you. This four-year degree programme (the first student intake was in September 2016) includes a foundation year. The BSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology (Extended) programme’s foundation year is designed to give you:

• An introduction to criminology

• An introduction to social sciences

• Improved communication skills

• Academic writing skills

After successful completion of the foundation year you will, over the next three years of the Extended degree, take the same modules which are offered on the BSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology programme, with a curriculum which provides a clear introduction to, and rigorous grounding in, both criminology and criminal psychology (subjects that have grown significantly over the past decade and are now recognised as specialist areas of knowledge in their own right), together with social policy, criminal justice and social welfare. This multidisciplinary approach offers a critical socio-legal and international perspective.

You can study a varied range of issues, including offender profiling, stalking and psychopathology; representations of crime and detection in popular TV and film; imprisonment, prisoners and human rights; gender, race and discrimination; policing, drugs and organised crime; and security, terrorism, cybercrime and the criminology of war. You will gain an understanding of the nature, causes of, and reactions to crime and explore social and state responses and methods of control and prevention, encompassing major theoretical paradigms, applications and practices within the field of contemporary criminology. This is complemented by a comprehensive overview of criminal psychology.

The programme will appeal to those with a keen interest in criminology, criminal psychology, criminal justice and applied social sciences, as well as to those considering future employment within the developing fields of criminal psychology or criminal justice. Others more interested in policy, research, and the social care and welfare professions of social work, mental health, youth work or child protection will also benefit from this degree.

**What careers could I pursue?**

Studying this programme opens the door to a wide variety of careers. Some graduates on our 3-year BSc (Hons) Criminology & Criminal Psychology programme (as a recently introduced programme, there are not yet any Extended graduates) go on to postgraduate study or an applied professional diploma, while many have found employment in the Criminal Justice Sector working for public, private or voluntary organisations. Directly programme-related career opportunities include the National Offender Management Service, police and prison services, court systems and forensic services, as well as UK Visas and Immigration and HM Revenue and Customs. Employment involved with youth justice, social work, community safety, crime reduction, child protection and mental health may offer alternative career paths. In addition, since the programme develops easily transferable problem-solving, research and communication skills, BSc Hons Criminology and Criminal Psychology provides a good foundation for other occupations in both the public and private sectors.

**PLEASE NOTE**: This degree programme does not provide British Psychological Society (BPS) recognition or accreditation.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees