The Centre for Criminology and Sociology has an excellent reputation for high quality research and teaching, and for its engagement in policy and practice, through active involvement with government bodies and voluntary and statutory agencies.The Department of Psychology is consistently ranked in the top 10 for student satisfaction out of around 100 UK Psychology departments in the National Student Survey, and also ranks near the top of independent surveys of teaching quality such as newspaper league tables (Independent, Guardian, Times). It is accredited with the British Psychological Society which means it gives graduates the opportunity to gain Graduate and/or Chartered Membership of the Society. We offer high quality teaching with small tutorial groups, between 8 - 12 contact hours a week, and the opportunity to undertake an independent dissertation in an area of your choice. You will find both departments dynamic, friendly and engaging, and students appreciate the accessibility of our staff. You will study and have the chance to contribute to topics at the cutting-edge of research in both Criminology and Psychology - our research is rated as internationally excellent. Psychology was ranked within the top 10 UK Psychology departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). We have one of the best-equipped Psychology departments in the country. You will benefit from the experimental set-up available in Psychology such as video equipment and software and hardware for running computer based studies, as well as having links with the Centre for Criminology and Sociology with policy makers and service providers. You will be able to gain a wide variety of transferable skills such as critical reading, report writing, interviewing, survey research, observation, measurement, experimentation, and the ability to use statistical methods to assess research findings.