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What makes Criminology and Psychology at Worcester special?

Criminology and Psychology provide complimentary approaches to understanding crime, its causes and its wider impact on society.

Studying criminology at Worcester allows you to understand the current explanations for crime, victimisation and deviance.

Psychology at Worcester offers opportunities to study many facets of the human psyche, including those that impact criminal behaviour, forensic or clinical psychology.

 

Overview

Overview

Key Features

  • Welcoming, friendly community of students and lecturers, including the Worcester Psychology Society, with guest speakers, group trips, social nights and a mentoring scheme
  • You will be able to engage with and draw upon a range of intellectual and critical processes in decisions you make in everyday practice
  • Develop an understanding of the legal framework and criminal justice responses to crime
  • Wide choice of specialist modules and types of assessment (including practicals, exams, interviews and mock research)
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree 

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Criminology and Psychology.

When you choose to combine Psychology with another subject in a Joint Honours degree you will not receive the BPS accreditation as this pathway does not provide full coverage of mandatory BPS curriculum content. However, there is flexibility to switch to Single Honours at the end of the first year if you wish to receive a BPS accredited Psychology degree.

 

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112
UCAS tariff points

Entry Requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from UCAS.

Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1

Mandatory modules:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice 
  • Contextualising Criminal Justice 1: The Legislative Context 
  • Contextualising Criminal Justice 2: Policy and Politics

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Theory, Research and Practice: Developing a Criminological Perspective

Module options:

  • Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Individual Differences
  • Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • Diversity and Inclusivity in Psychology
  • Crime, Race, Gender and Risk
  • Media and Crime
  • Prisons and Punishment
  • Criminal Law Policing in England and Wales

Year 3

Module options:

  • Psychology Research Project
  • Business Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Independent Study
  • Children, Young People and Crime 
  • Terrorism and Extremism 
  • Domestic Abuse 
  • Crime Prevention and Community 
  • Safety Substance Misuse
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Joint Honours

Discover our full range of joint degrees and read about how your degree will be structured.

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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Criminology and Psychology.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Graduates will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge that will attract employment from a variety of agencies and organisations in the criminal justice sector, whether public, private or 3rd sector as well as health, business, counselling, forensics, education and sport.

To help you prepare for your career, and maybe get a taste of different options, you’ll have plenty of work experience opportunities. We work closely with the university’s Careers and Employability team, arranging placements, both paid and voluntary, with many local and national organisations – including the NHS, Alive! Charity, the BPS, West Mercia Police Constabulary, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Worcestershire County Council and HMP Aylesbury.

You can also take part in workshops devoted to CV writing, interview skills, recruitment and assessment techniques. And you’ll have the chance to talk to guest speakers, and visit potential employers – as well as getting help to apply for work and postgraduate study.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2020/21 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 was £12,400 per year. Details of the 2020/21 fee will be available soon.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 were £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module. Details of the 2020/21 fees will be available soon.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

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