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De Montfort University

Criminology with Psychology

UCAS Code: L3C8 Y
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
Student score
77% LOW
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

from a minimum of two A levels

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Criminology and Criminal Justice with Psychology BA (Hons) will give you a broad understanding of the causes, legal framework and responses to crime, while providing the opportunity to combine it with the study of psychology. It helps you to develop an understanding of professional practice, risk management and policy development across the criminal justice sector. This course at DMU is one of the few criminology courses in the UK which is practice-based, so your expertise can be transferred directly to the workplace. You will benefit from the experience and expertise offered across the two complementary disciplines and develop an extensive range of transferable and analytical skills that are directly applicable to your employability. Academic staffs have links with the British Society of Criminology, and the British Psychological Society and so will keep you up-to-date with contemporary issues and debates. For more information please visit our website dmu.ac.uk

Modules

Applied criminology All years: Students gain a range of skills in applied criminology as well as transferable skills which combine to develop an understanding of professional practice, risk management and policy developments across the community criminal justice sector. Psychology Year 1: The 1st and 2nd years focus on a range of different perspectives in psychology to provide a brad-based understanding of the discipline; in psychology students gain a foundation across core areas in psychology in year 1. Year 2: Students focus upon personality and social psychology. Year 3: Students study forensic and criminological psychology and be able to choose from a range of other appropriate modules; in addition, students undertake a library-based investigation exploring an interesting psychological question of studentsâ?? choice.

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
289 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
284 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
55% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the fourth most popular subject overall, one in 24 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates – far more than there are jobs in psychology – this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business. With a mix of good people skills and with excellent number and data handling skills, a psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes – but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.
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