At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. Criminology and Psychology will allow you to study the human mind and behaviour, and gain an understanding of crime, criminals, and how society defines and responds to them. Crime, deviance, harm and disorder are taxing issues in most societies. The Criminology and Psychology programme offers an opportunity to explore answers to these matters from the perspective of both disciplines. Criminology is broadly concerned with how crime and deviance are understood, the efforts made to control crime, and the consequences of crime for offenders, victims and society. Psychology is a large and varied discipline dealing with the systematic investigation of mind and behaviour. There is a natural overlap between Criminology and Psychology which offers the opportunity to acquire a fuller understanding of these questions than would be gained by studying either subject on its own. This popular combination is therefore ideal for students wishing to study the relationship between human behaviour and the social context and structures in which crimes, harms and victimisation occurs. You will learn about the social, legal and historical construction of crime and ‘deviance’ alongside psychological aspects of behaviour with regard to individual differences, social, developmental, cognitive and biological perspectives. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Our programme makes for well-rounded, highly skilled and marketable graduates with substantive knowledge across two disciplines of particular contemporary significance. Many students who study this combination find their degree useful for careers in probation, community work, victim support, drugs and addiction centres and other occupations across the public and private sectors. Many graduates also go on to further study at master’s level and beyond. You will graduate with a degree with psychology modules accredited by the British Psychological Society, plus an in-depth knowledge of Criminology.