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University of South Wales

Psychology with Criminology & Criminal Justice

UCAS Code: C8M9

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,D,D

To exclude General Studies. The A level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

The University makes offers to Access applicants in the range of 106-80 tariff points. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of credits amounting to the same tariff points are acceptable – if you have any questions please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk

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

DMM-MMP

The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk.

UCAS Tariff

80-104

The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalized offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A*-D

We accept the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma in lieu of a third subject. The grade range for the Skills Challenge Certificate is the range within which the University will normally make offers. The grade will reflect what you would have been asked for from a third A Level. Please contact enquiries@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Law

Psychology

Are you fascinated by the inner workings of the human mind and how this affects criminal behaviour? By studying Psychology in combination with Criminology, youll have the opportunity to explore why people break laws and how society deals with offenders.Your Psychology with Criminology degree will comprise two-thirds psychology, with the other third in criminology. By studying two complementary subjects together, youll enhance your knowledge and skills to access a broader range of exciting career options.The Psychology with Criminology degree is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, which is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Youll also be eligible to apply for specialist professional training, provided you achieve 2:2 Honours or higher, thus further expanding your knowledge of this fascinating field and enhancing your employability. Our Psychology degrees are based at the Treforest campus. USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the Universitys history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.

Modules

The first two years of your Psychology with Criminology degree will be focused on coverage of psychology core areas as required by the British Psychological Society for accreditation. You will take two 40 credit compulsory modules in each of your first and second years as well as 40 credits in criminology. In your final year, you will take a compulsory 40 credit dissertation plus two optional modules in psychology (20 credits each) and 40 credits in criminology.

Year One
•Introducing Psychology (40 credits)
•Methods and Evidence in Psychology (40 credits)
•Understanding Crime, Victims and Society (20 credits)
•Understanding Criminal Justice (20 credits)

Year Two
•Understanding and Researching Psychology: Cognitive, Biological and Historical Perspectives (40 credits)
•Understanding and Researching Psychology: Developmental, Social and Individual Difference Perspectives (40 credits)
•Policing (20 credits)
•Penology: Prisons, Punishment and Offender Management (20 credits)

Year Three
•Advanced Research Methods: Dissertation (40 credits)
•Comparative Criminology (20 credits)
•Plus one further Criminology Option from a range of modules.

Plus two options from the list below (all 20 credits):
•Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuropsychology
•Memory: Development, Function and Dysfunction
•Health Psychology
•Occupational Psychology
•Developing an Understanding of Clinical Psychology
•Forensic Psychology
•Advanced Issues in Sport Psychology
•Applications of Psychology in Sport
•Development in Adolescence & Adulthood
•Psychology of Ageing
•Person and Place: Psychology of Identity and the Environment
•Anomalistic Psychology

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Interdepartmental

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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.

84%
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Law
80%
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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.

Law

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

84%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

85%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Psychology

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