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Birmingham City University

Psychology with Criminology

UCAS Code: MC98

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Minimum 2 A levels required Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking, Subjects excluded - General Studies

60 credits overall including 45 at level 3 of which 18 Level 3 credits are at merit or distinction grade. Subjects accepted: Social Sciences / Humanities pathway with a minimum of one 6-credit module in Psychology. Must also hold GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4+ or equivalent.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

A,A-E,E

Maximum 2 AS Levels accepted in combination with a minimum of 2 A Levels Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking, Subject excluded - General Studies

Considered in combination with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).

Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas / BTEC BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diploma / OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and mathematics at grade 4 or above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Required at the point of enrolment. Acceptable equivalents: - Functional Skills / Essential Skills level 2 - English and Maths - IGCSE English language and mathematics grade C or above

HNC (BTEC)

M

In Psychology. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

M

In Psychology. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

For Students who complete the full IB Diploma obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher level subjects. Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) and English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5 If applicant does not hold GCSE English at grade 4 then we require at least grade 4 in EnglishStudents who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H3

Obtain 112 UCAS points from 4 subjects

Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Most subjects considered. Considered on its own or in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory or Subsidiary Diplomas etc to achieve minimum 112 points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Most subjects considered. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

Most subjects accepted. Considered alone or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Accept most subjects. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

Subjects excluded - General Studies

One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers to total 112 points Subjects excluded - General Studies

UCAS Tariff

112
80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Sociology

Psychology

Our innovative Psychology with Criminology programme will give you a deep understanding of how psychology can be applied to explain certain aspects of crime and criminal behaviour. This versatile programme provides the opportunity for you to embark on a psychology career, or bring those skills to the domain of criminology. This degree course is accredited by the British Psychological Society. This means that on successfully completing your degree with a pass of over 50%, you will gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. This allows you to pursue a career path in Psychology through accredited Master’s and Doctoral programmes throughout the UK. The course is therefore as professionally relevant and up-to-date as possible, taking into account the very latest developments in the profession. On all of our programmes you will gain a professional focus and real world experience of psychology, ensuring you are equipped to make an immediate impact in your career. You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your degree course. All of our programmes have an international focus. This is embedded throughout the curriculum, giving you the opportunity to transform your experience with us into a global one. There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme, through which you can spend a summer working for a charitable organisation overseas, to one of our many overseas study exchange programmes. You’ll have the opportunity to work in collaboration with our academic researchers to gain specialist insight into the fields of clinical, forensic, health and occupational psychology. You can get involved with additional Psychology projects via our Voluntary Research Assistantship and Student Research Scheme. All of our assessments emphasise the practical elements of the course, giving you a taste of what it is actually like to be a psychologist. For full details, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Curzon Building Campus

Department:

School of Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Sociology
83%
med
Psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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Psychology

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£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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