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University of Huddersfield

Psychology with Criminology

UCAS Code: C8M2
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
Student score
79% MED
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% employed or in further study
97% MED
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

DDM

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

DDM

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

95%

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

This course is of special interest if you wish to pursue a career in forensic psychology within the criminal justice system, or are interested in psychology and crime. You'll explore specialist areas such as biopsychology, developmental psychology, personality, individual differences and forensic psychology. We'll aim to give you an invaluable insight into the nature of human behaviour and criminal activity that can be applied to a large number of situations, careers and further study. Why study Psychology with Criminology at Huddersfield? In the 2015 National Student Survey, Psychology at Huddersfield received a 91% satisfaction score. By achieving Lower Second Class Honours on this course, you'll become eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). 90% of graduates from this course go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: Child development; introduction to social psychology and personality; psychology of criminal behaviour; introduction to cognitive and biological psychology; introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods. Year 2 core modules: Social psychology and personality; cognition; brain and behaviour; developmental psychology; psychology of crime prevention; psychological research and data analysis. Option modules (choose 1 from a list which may include): Cognitive behavioural therapy; health psychology; peer mentoring for psychology. Year 3 core modules: Forensic psychology; criminal psychology; psychology final year project. Option modules (choose 2 from a list which may include): Investigative psychology; behaviourism and positive behaviour change; profiling and investigating serious crime; psychology of health and wellbeing; psychology of education; the neuroscience of cognition; states of consciousness; exploring clinical psychology; work and organisational psychology.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
55%
17%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

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 88%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
328 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 £16k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

8%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

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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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 Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
322 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
Not Available
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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Fewer than 800 graduates completed anthropology degrees last year, and they were well spread out across a whole range of jobs – many industries have jobs that can be done by anthropology graduates and unlike a lot of degrees, there aren't many jobs we can point to and say ‘graduates from this degree do that job’. Management and marketing jobs are the most popular, though, and many graduates go into the education or social care sectors. Graduates are also rather more likely than average to work in London, or to go overseas to work. This is quite a popular subject at postgraduate level, and if you want to go into research, you'll need to think about postgrad study.
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