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BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology

  • UCAS Code:
    LC38
  • Institution:
    B50

Please note: this new course is not yet open for applications as the first start date is September 2021. Applications will open in September 2020, enquire now to be kept up to date with information about this course. 

New for September 2021 entry, this new course delves into the criminal mind and defines the nature of crime. Providing a deeper insight into criminology, discover the psychology behind criminal behaviour.

With the opportunity to focus on both of these overlapping disciplines, you’ll take a closer look at the study of criminology and the criminal justice system, and enrich this learning through the study of psychology. Both complementary areas hold strong social relevance to contemporary society in terms of diversity, social processes and social change, and crime and criminal justice; all explored from criminological, sociological and psychological perspectives.

The BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology degree will provide the ideal platform for further specialisation in many careers, such as policing, prisons and probation services as well as postgraduate study. Join us on live chat now to find out more or register to meet us at an Open Day.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week work placement, full time.

Entry requirements:

To be confirmed for September 2021 entry. 

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

This course has been created as part of a co-ordinated suite of social sciences courses. When making your choice, we suggest you consider the following specialisations: BA (Hons) Criminology, BA (Hons) Sociology & Criminology, BA (Hons) Sociology and BA (Hons) Sociology & Social Anthropology.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 277kb)

Placement opportunities

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

The programme offers two opportunities for you to undertake a placement, an optional Placement Learning Unit (20 days or 150 hours) in Year 2 and the Practice Placement (Sandwich option), a 30-week placement taken over the course of a full academic year between Year 2 and your Final Year.

You could even choose to undertake your placement abroad in locations such as Kosovo where the Department has established links with partners, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically and professionally, and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Careers

The course will provide you with the ideal platform for further specialisation in many careers, such as policing and probation services that require the expertise that this course will give you. You’ll develop a range of analytical and communication skills during this course that will serve you well when you enter the workplace.

Our Staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.