United Kingdom

University of Winchester

Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, United Kingdom

University of Winchester

Psychology and Criminology

In Year 1, you explore the key foundations of both psychology and criminology. Different approaches within psychology are examined – personality and individual differences, social, developmental, cognitive and biological – illustrating how they lead to distinct perspectives on key research questions, and to the methods psychologists use to answer these questions. You are also introduced to the key areas within criminology, classic criminological theory, the police, and law and policy. In Year 2, you continue your study of different qualitative and quantitative research methods and study one field of psychology in greater depth. You also study criminological theory in more depth, violent crime and your choice of options examining such topics as young people, crime and deviance; penology; criminal justice, criminological identities and contemporary issues; writings on crime, morality and deviance. In Year 3, you choose from a variety of optional modules to deepen your understanding further. The Extended Independent Study may be taken in Psychology or Criminology and gives you the chance to research and write up

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Winchester