Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Criminology

Department of Social Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

This exciting new course takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of psychology and criminology.

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BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Criminology

Department of Social Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

This exciting new course takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of psychology and criminology.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Top 5 for learning resources in Psychology (NSS 2015)
  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society
  • Ranked 2nd for Communication and Media Studies (The Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • Ranked 5th for Social Policy (The Guardian University Guide 2016)
  • 96% of graduates in work or further study (2014 graduates)

The Psychology with Criminology degree offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of psychological science through the study of human behaviour and the mind, combined with study into crime, its causes and prevention.

Psychology modules make up two-thirds of the degree, while Criminology modules make up the other third. This gives students the opportunity to study the core areas of psychology required for BPS accreditation, while developing a solid understanding of criminological theory and research. 

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time C8M9
BSc (Hons) DIntS/DPS/DIS 4 years full-time sandwich C8M0
Graduate destinations

This degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in commercial, healthcare, and criminal justice settings, management and human resources, education, community and social work, advertising and journalism, financial services, and psychological research, a foundation for specialised postgraduate study and further professional training for a career in clinical, educational, occupational, forensic or health psychology.

Course structure

Year 1

Indicative topics:

  • Introduction to Criminology and Social Policy
  • Crime and Social Welfare
  • Foundations in Social Psychology
  • Foundations in Developmental Psychology
  • Foundations in Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods 
Year 2

Indicative topics: 

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminological Theory
  • Operational Policing
  • Social Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Memory and Cognition
  • Brain and Behaviour
Optional placement / study year

Professional placement and/or overseas Teaching Assistantships.

Final year

Indicative topics:

  • Independent Research Project
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Justice System in England and Wales

Indicative optional modules:

  • Psychological Disorders in Society
  • Criminology of Violence

Additional modules can be taken from the other Psychology pathways, and from Criminology and Social Policy, Communication and Media Studies, and Sociology.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: C8M9 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB (General Studies not accepted)
SQA AH
AB, plus majority A/B grades in Highers
IB
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL incl. 4 at SL in Maths
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD (including the majority of distinctions over a two year period)
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C (preferred B) and English language grade B

UCAS code: C8M0 BSc (Hons) DIntS/DPS/DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB (General Studies not accepted)
SQA AH
AB, plus majority A/B grades in Highers
IB
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL incl. 4 at SL in Maths
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD (including the majority of distinctions over a two year period)
Additional
GCSE Maths grade C (preferred B) and English language grade B

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

 

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band A course) £16,000

 

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Optional English Language Assistantship placement

This involves the option of taking a four year degree, in which a student can apply for a British Council placement to work as an English language assistant in a school abroad during their third year. This is paid employment and earns the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) which is an additional qualification to the final degree.

Optional placement schemes

Other placement schemes operated by the University may also be undertaken with the approval of the operating Department, which may lead to the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS), or the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), depending on the scheme.

Note that employability skills are studied throughout the course and are tied to academic content

 

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: C8M9

BSc (Hons) DIntS/DPS/DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: C8M0

Our students

Neeya B

“The Social Sciences Department at Loughborough is one of the best in the country, which will help later in life when looking for a career.”

Dane K

“I really enjoy that everyone is all together on campus and you feel like you’re part of a huge family. There is no feeling quite like being in the Loughborough Bubble.”

Benjamin S

“The teaching quality is extremely high and is consistent throughout all the modules. The lecturers strive to deliver the best content and provide endless support.”

Neeya B

“The Social Sciences Department at Loughborough is one of the best in the country, which will help later in life when looking for a career.”

Dane K

“I really enjoy that everyone is all together on campus and you feel like you’re part of a huge family. There is no feeling quite like being in the Loughborough Bubble.”

Benjamin S

“The teaching quality is extremely high and is consistent throughout all the modules. The lecturers strive to deliver the best content and provide endless support.”