UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Psychology with Criminology

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Psychology with Criminology

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and has a strong practical focus that will build your professional skills, enhance your CV and get you noticed by employers.

Why study psychology with criminology?

By studying crime, along with a deep insight into human thought, action and behaviour, we can get a better understanding of how crime impacts individuals and society.

Blending the benefits of a scientific approach, with the ability to think creatively, these disciplines develop skills that will put you in a strong position for progressing in a broad variety of careers.

Why study at UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Psychology with Criminology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so if you major in psychology you'll get the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with your degree. That's the initial recognised standard you need to become a practising psychologist.

Built around the core BPS curriculum, the course will help you apply academic knowledge to real-world situations learning from internationally-recognised researchers and practitioners.

You'll study advanced psychological methods and gain valuable transferable skills, becoming a strong communicator and problem solver.

Hands-on experience with contemporary topics and approaches in practical sessions will deepen your knowledge further.

You'll be mentored by a personal tutor, take part in research projects and complete an independent research project in an area of interest in your final year.

Where can it take me?

The course will equip you with the strong transferable skills employers are looking for.

You could work in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT, research, government, education, the creative industries or the legal sector.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 128
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language or Literature, Mathematics and Science, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component 
  • A-level subjects: Grade B in one A2 subject. 112 points must come from A2 subjects.

Career Prospects

BSc(Hons) Psychology with Criminology gives you the strong blend of knowledge, skills and experience essential for a career as a chartered psychologist.

As a well-organised, confident communicator, with excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, you'll also be well suited to careers in healthcare, law enforcement, finance, IT, research, government, education, the creative industries or the legal sector. 

Course Details

Year 1

Introduction to Psychology
Research Design and Analysis 1
Introduction to Criminological Theory
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Understanding Crime.

Year 2

Research Design and Analysis 2
Identities in Psychology
Mind, Brain and Development.

One optional module
Criminal Psychology
Angels and Demons: Understanding and Managing Youth Offending
Drugs, Crime and Society
Crime, Media and Society
'Difference' Race, Ethnicity and Diversity in Contemporary Society
Contemporary Issues in Policing.

Placement year

Final Year

Psychology Project.

Four optional modules
Advanced Developmental Psychology: Theory and Practice
Applied Developmental Psychology
Clinical Aspects of Mental Health
Cognitive Neuropsychology
Constructing Gender in Society
Health Psychology in Practice
Human Sexuality
Methods in Neuroscience
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Neurophysiology and Brain Imaging
Principles of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychological Perspectives on Political Violence
Psychology and Social Justice
Psychology in the Community
Psychology of Addiction
Psychology of Appearance and Embodiment
Psychology of Consciousness
Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Psychology of Work, Business and Organisations
The Arts and Mental Health.

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