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Psychology with Criminology

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About this course

Accreditations and partnerships:

The British Psychological Society
  • Entry year: 2016/17
  • Course code: C8M9
  • Applications: UCAS
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Tariff points: 340
  • Department: Health and Social Sciences
  • Campus: Frenchay
  • Duration: Three years (or four with sandwich year option)
  • Delivery: Full-time, part-time, sandwich option
  • Programme leader: Dr Kris Kinsey
  • Key fact: BSc(Hons) Psychology with Criminology at UWE Bristol is accredited by the British Psychological Society and has a strong applied, practical focus designed to build relevant professional skills and enhance employability.


Why study BSc(Hons) Psychology with Criminology?

Psychology with Criminology combines the study of crime with a deep insight into human thought, action and behaviour. Blending the benefits of a scientific approach with the ability to think creatively, you will develop a set of skills essential for many interesting careers. Psychology graduates work in almost every area of society, adding value with their numeracy, IT literacy, communication and problem-solving capabilities.

Why study our course?

In the first year, you will study both subjects on an equal basis before specialising in one of the two areas. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers the Society's Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) for psychology majors - the recognised initial standard for those wishing to become practitioner psychologists. Built around the core BPS curriculum, the course is geared to applying academic knowledge to real-world situations, training you in a range of advanced methods and transferable skills for a variety of careers. Taught by internationally recognised practitioners and mentored by a dedicated personal tutor, you will also have the opportunity to undertake work-based learning.

Real-world experience

The applied nature of the course provides opportunities to gain hands-on experience in practical-based sessions, developing your academic knowledge, strengthening your CV and enhancing your employability. Students can also participate in a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and staff research projects. Our focus on developing professional skills in work settings is reflected in placement opportunities in Year 2 and the option to choose a third year project with an applied framework. Our sandwich option provides a year of work-based learning in a public, private or voluntary sector organisation.  

Where it can take you 

The course equips you with the skills that today's leading employers value. From healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT and research, to government, education, the creative industries and the legal sector, our students have the confidence, communication skills and team-working abilities that make a positive impact in any organisation.

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