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Criminology, Psychology & Sociology

Discover what makes people and individuals behave the way they do. With our courses, you will engage in both theoretical and practical learning, whether it’s the nature of crime, the science of the mind or the study of society and culture.

  • Criminology BA (Hons)

    Explore why people commit crime, the cause and effect of deviant behaviour, and the response of society.

    Full-time, Part-time
    3 Years, 6 Years
  • Criminology with Psychology BA (Hons)

    Make the connection between real life and theory to help you understand why we behave the way we do.

    Full-time, Part-time
    3 Years, 6 Years
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)

    Make the connection between real life and theory, using modern technology to help you understand why we behave the way that we do.

    Full-time, Part-time
    3 Years, 6 Years

Discover what makes people and individuals behave the way they do. With our courses, you will engage in both theoretical and practical learning, whether it’s the nature of crime, the science of the mind or the study of society and culture.

Undergraduate Courses (7)

Criminology | BA (Hons)

Crime is a vast political and cultural topic that concerns and affects everyone. This course will introduce you to a range of perspectives on crime and its impact on society. As you develop a solid grounding in the theories that sit at the core of criminology, you will cultivate a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime with a view to helping shape more effective policies and legislation in the future. Supported throughout your studies, you will develop the academic, personal and professional skills needed to forge a successful career in a variety of roles, whether you want to work with offenders, the victims of crime or in organisations tasked with reducing offending.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Criminology with Psychology | BA (Hons)

Understand how psychology can be applied to explain aspects of crime and criminal behaviour. This course will provide you with the opportunity to explore criminological issues alongside a psychological focus, and it will offer new ways of thinking about society while honing your understanding of people. You will engage with assumptions about the place of crime in society and our responses to it, and through social research you will gain an understanding of the causes and effects of crime and deviant behaviour. By using a range of psychological approaches to study human behaviour and thought, you will understand why people respond the way they do to crime.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Psychology | BSc (Hons)

You will develop a thorough and critical understanding of psychological theory and research methods, and apply this expertise to your study of human behaviour. You will be encouraged to question why humans act the way they do, delving into specialist areas including drug abuse, clinical and forensic psychology and cognitive neuroscience. You will conduct contemporary psychological research, including laboratory experiments, interviews and focus groups, and you will be assessed on tasks that mirror real-world activities.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Social Psychology | BA (Hons)

Discover how attempts to understand who we are must consider the impact of social and psychological influences. This course will explore social psychological approaches that extend Western scientific thought and reconsider ideas of consciousness, mind, self and social living from a range of alternative cultural frameworks, including psychoanalysis, discursive psychology and non-Western belief systems such as Buddhism and Daoism. You will gain insights into how the environment, spirituality, language and relationships shape who we are and what we become, and you will develop a critical philosophy of what it means to be human.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Sociology | BA (Hons)

Develop your critical analytical and interpretive skills and forge a deeper understanding of the world around you. Through the examination of social theory, class, gender, culture, the media, globalisation and urban sociology, you will learn about changes and tensions in society and will come to recognise how and why they develop. You will complete a range of innovative and creative assessments and research-based assignments, and you will be able to pick from a variety of modules to shape your course to your career interests.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Sociology and Criminology | BA (Hons)

Develop your critical analytical and interpretive skills and forge a deeper sociological understanding of the world around you. You will learn to understand the complex social conditions that drive people to commit crime and how that expert knowledge can enhance your study of criminology. You will critically analyse how we respond to crime and challenge these perspectives in order to help shape a better society. Your modules will introduce you to modern theories of sociology and criminology, exploring issues such as youth crime, social exclusion and how the media shapes our perceptions of crime, and you will be able to choose your own line of investigation when researching and writing your dissertation.

Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

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Sociology and Psychological Studies | BA (Hons)

Add a social psychological insight to questions traditionally associated with the study of sociology. You will discover how we develop as individuals and learn how institutions and social structures influence how we act. Touching upon the theories of classical and contemporary sociologists, you will explore a wide range of sociological themes, and study psychological topics, including how different environments shape human behaviour, the inter-relationship between the individual and broader social and cultural phenomena, and how psychology can be used for the benefit of society. You will be able to shape your course to the career you want by selecting from a range of option modules in the final year.

Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
6 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

Postgraduate Courses (4)

Criminology | MSc

Explore current issues in criminology and criminal justice and reflect upon the related themes of race, ethnicity and war.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
12 Months,
24 Months

Entry Requirements

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Interdisciplinary Psychology | MA

This is the only course in the UK to offer a combination of transpersonal, psychoanalytic and critical approaches to psychology. You will explore ways of understanding the self as an open, evolving project that develops through interaction. This reflects developments at the leading edge of psychology, drawing upon insights from the history of human exploration of the self.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Psychology (Conversion Award & Distance Learning) | MSc

Better understand people and the world around you on this flexible course.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Psychology (Conversion Award) | MSc

If you have little or no experience of psychology, this course will give you the essential knowledge, skills and experience needed for a first step towards a career in this exciting field. The course has been accredited by British Psychological Society (BPS) and if you graduate with an average mark of 50 per cent or more you will be able to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

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