Criminology and psychology are closely-related subjects that allow you to explore the workings of the human mind in an alternative way. The advantage of studying these subjects together are that psychogical theories can be illuminated through the study of crime to create a truly insightful application of both subjects.
Our two-year fast-track degrees are awarded by the University of Surrey. They have been created so that you can:
Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology or BA (Hons) Psychology with Criminology.
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✓ Recognition of prior learning and experiences mean you could join a degree in the second or third year
✓ Graduation ceremony to share your successes
The study of crime is a fascinating area to delve into. During your degree, you will begin to think like a criminologist, by unpicking the theories that seek to explain types and trends of crime and how society and the police choose to deal with them.
You will use quantitative research methods to inspect topics such as victimology where you will explore the psychological effects of crime victims, and criminal profiling where you will investigate what makes a criminal and how can you identify them.
This course will introduce you to many fascinating theories and practices within the subject of crime. You will be debating a range of thought-provoking ideas and working on assignments that reflect both crime prevention and critical issues that surround crime.
For those interested in the mind and human behaviour, psychology is a fascinating subject to explore. Our degree introduces you to a number of insightful topics, designed to stimulate and challenge your way of thinking.
Biological, social, developmental and cognitive psychology are investigated to uncover the reasons for certain human behaviours. These topics are linked to real-life issues to encourage relevant thought about why people are the way they are.
You will dive into important topics such as research methods and data analysis to ensure your work is academically sound while feeling confident about your ability to create insightful work that unpicks the human mind.
A limited number of £2,000 cash bursaries are available to eligible new undergraduates in their first year. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply on our Finance webpage.
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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
The style of teaching and learning used in this programme has been carefully designed to suit the subject matter. We recognise that students learn in various ways, so we use a range of different teaching methods and situations to best deliver the learning outcomes for each module. The range of teaching and learning methods used in this programme includes:
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in a both psychology and criminology. Typical topics studied include:
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
In the final Level of study you have the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area. For example:
In addition to taught modules a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
The structure of our programmes follows educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification documents found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the learning outcomes.
As a joint honours graduate, you could start a career in either of the two subjects you have studied. You could also look into studying a master's degree in a subject related to your degree.
There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relavant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.
The BSc joint Honours programme taught at Farnborough UCF is awarded by the University of Surrey. Those students considering pursuing a career in psychology will need to take a Master’s Degree to convert their undergraduate degree into a BPS-accredited qualification. The British Psychological Society (BPS) is a representative body for psychologists and psychology in the United Kingdom.
Jobs directly related to psychology degrees include:
Jobs where a degree in psychology might be useful include:
Jobs directly related to a criminology degree include:
Jobs where a criminology degree might be useful include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
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Before my degree I studied an Access to Higher Education course, so I was already familiar with the lecturers.
University Centre Farnborough is really good because it's close to home, we have small class sizes, and are able to use the University of Surrey library as well as the one here at Farnborough for our research.
The tutors are always available when you need them, they're flexible, and they're always looking out for you. For example, I once missed a lecture and my tutor rang me up to check that I was okay because it was so out of character.
My degree helps with everything, not just my work, and it's taught me to be more rounded in my approach and to look at different perspectives of psychology.