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Kingston University

Psychology with Criminology Including Foundation

UCAS Code: CM98

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with 60 credits minimum 45 credits at Level 3. Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

UCAS Tariff

48

48 points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects or equivalent

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Criminology

Psychology

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

- This course combines two complementary subjects, examining why crimes arise and how they affect individuals and society.

- You’ll use purpose-built laboratories with high-specification equipment (EEG, eye-tracking, driving simulation, behavioural recording and general cognitive and physiological testing).

- There is the opportunity for work-based practice, which will increase your employability after you graduate.

**This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences**

The foundation year takes place the year before your degree. You will study four year-long modules that cover all subject areas (psychology, economics, sociology and politics) within social sciences. Upon successful completion of this foundation year you will progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree.

**About this course**

This degree will develop your understanding of how we behave, think and interact in society. You’ll study how we respond to crime, criminal behaviour, victimisation and how the criminal justice system operates.

You’ll gain a deep insight into the human mind and behaviour alongside a critical understanding of why individuals offend and how these crimes impact on victims and society.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn about the applications of psychology and criminology, and evaluate current issues. You’ll also develop skills valued by employers, such as teamwork, communication, time and task management skills, statistical analysis of data, problem solving and the ability to critically evaluate evidence.

Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 0

- Foundation Year in Social Sciences
Year 1

- Foundations in Criminological Theory
- Historical and Philosophical Concepts in Psychology
- Psychology Research Methods 1
- Foundations of Psychology

Year 2

- Policing and Punishment
- Psychology Research Methods 2
- Social, Individual and Developmental Psychology
- Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

Year 3 (Core)

- Psychology Research Project

Year 3 (Optional)

- Psychology of Art and Film
- Introduction to Forensic Psychology
- Psychotherapeutic Psychology and Mental Health: from Theory to Practice
- Psychology of Health and Wellbeing
- Advanced Developmental Psychology
- Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilitation
- Critical Social Psychology: Memory, Narrative and Representation
- Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime
- Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights
- Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
- Human Rights and Political Violence
- Applied Criminology/Sociology: Work and Volunteering
- The Politics of Crime in the Black Atlantic

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Psychology

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.

78%
med
Criminology
74%
low
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

80%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

80%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,200
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations
7%
Administrative occupations: records
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. 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 recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. 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, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

Psychology (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Caring personal services
8%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 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, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Criminology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

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.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

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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