United Kingdom

Teesside University

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Tees Valley, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 3BX, United Kingdom

Teesside University

Psychology and Criminology

Summary: Criminology is the study of crime, human rights and the criminal justice system at the individual, social and global level. You examine the contribution that psychological perspectives and methods can make to our understanding of crime and the criminal justice system. As a psychology and criminology student, you cover all the core modules included in the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme, in addition to specific modules in criminology. Course details: By studying psychology and criminology you consider the impact that society and the media have on crime rates and public perceptions of crime. Like our other psychology degree programmes, the analytical and communication skills you develop on the course are prized by employers in a wide range of careers. This degree provides an excellent academic background for a variety of stimulating careers in psychology and criminal justice agencies as well as in research, education and in a wider variety of voluntary and statutory organisations. After the course: Although this is an academic course rather than a professional training course, on successful completion, with a 2.2 or above, you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status with the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk). As with all our psychology degrees, upon graduation you can proceed to further study in any area of psychology. However, the unique skills and knowledge developed on this course are particularly suited to careers in health and social welfare, the probation service, the prison service, the police and voluntary organisations. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. You are encouraged to develop your employability through volunteering which can help you develop new skills, improve networking and enhance your CV. Teesside University has a dedicated service, Volun-tees, which aims to engage students in relevant volunteering activities both within the local community and on University-led programmes. Projects can include working with offenders, supporting victims and witnesses of crime, facilitating activities for clients with mental health issues, working with children and more. Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-17
  • Location
    Main Site,Middlesbrough