You will 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. Following, 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. By the end of your course, you will have chosen from a variety of optional modules that are intended 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.