Please note that the information set out on this website relates only to the programme that commences in September 2018 If you have the ability but not the qualifications, this extended degree may be for you. This new four-year degree programme (the first student intake was in September 2016) includes a foundation year. The BSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology (Extended) programme’s foundation year is designed to give you: + An introduction to criminology + An introduction to social sciences + Improved communication skills + Academic writing skills After successful completion of the foundation year you can go on - over the remaining three years of the BSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology (Extended) programme - to study a varied range of issues, including offender profiling, stalking and psychopathology; representations of crime and detection in popular TV and film; imprisonment, prisoners and human rights; gender, race and discrimination; policing, drugs and organised crime; and security, terrorism, cybercrime and the criminology of war. You will gain an understanding of the nature, causes of, and reactions to crime, and explore social and state responses and methods of control and prevention, encompassing major theoretical paradigms, applications and practices within the field of contemporary criminology. This is complemented by a comprehensive overview of criminal psychology. Criminology and criminal psychology are subjects that have grown significantly over the past decade and are now recognised as specialist areas of knowledge in their own right. Post-foundation year, this programme operates within a multidisciplinary framework drawing on psychology, law and sociology, and offers a critical socio-legal approach and an international perspective. PLEASE NOTE: This programme does not provide British Psychological Society (BPS) recognition.