BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Criminology Anglia Ruskin University
Explore the realms of psychology and criminology on our joint honours degree, with hands-on experience in our Science Centre in Cambridge.
How do our thoughts and feelings dictate our actions? And is there such a thing as the criminal mind?
These are fascinating questions, and psychology and criminology are equally fascinating fields. You might be interested in both, and wondering which area to specialise in. If that’s the case, our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology with Criminology degree is made for you.
We start by looking at the main principles of psychology and criminology. Then, in Years 2 and 3, our optional modules give you the freedom to explore your own interests in more depth.
By studying BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology at ARU, you’ll learn from expert tutors who are actively engaged in research work. And you can take advantage of our specialist science facilities too, including laboratories for analysing hair and saliva samples and measuring electrical activity in the brain.
You’ll learn about criminal profiling and how it offers insights into youth offending, gendered violence, genocide, rape, abuse and other types of crime. You’ll look at media representations of crime, and explore social and developmental psychology.
But we don’t just learn in the classroom. There are field trips to places such as Old Bailey and Auschwitz. You’ll sit in on live trials in Cambridge Crown Court too, and observe the dynamics of the courtroom.
In the final year of your course, there’s the chance to learn about offending and offender rehabilitation from trainee forensic psychologists. You’ll also complete a major project within psychology – and define your future career path.
Psychology degrees at ARU
This is just one of the undergraduate psychology degrees that we offer at Cambridge. You can also choose to study BSc (Hons) Psychology or focus on the field of clinical psychology.
- The Psychology of Everyday Life
- Crime News and Criminology
- Clinical and Health Psychology
- Criminal Justice in England and Wales
- Becoming a Researcher
- Research in Action: Statistical Thinking
- Research in Action: Qualitative Methods and Psychology in Practice
- Social Psychology: Development and Difference
- Brain, Body and Mind
- Ruskin Module (15 credits)
- Intoxicants and Intoxication
- Revolving Doors: Punishment and Rehabilitation
- Diagnosis and Formulation in Mental Health
- Forensic Psychology
- Criminology in Policy and Practice
- Psychology Project
- Trafficking, Exploitation and Sexual Violence
- Youth, Crime and Aggression
- Investigative Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Lifespan Development
- Sex, Sexuality and Gender
- Psychology in the Workplace
- Culture and Health
- Concepts of Good and Evil
- Comparative and Global Criminal Justice
- Organised Crime
- The Neuroscience of Self
- Atypical Development
- Groups in Conflict: Social Psychological Issues
- Psychological Therapies
- Consumer Psychology
Program Tuition Fee
As a Psychology with Criminology graduate, a range of careers is open to you. With further study, you could specialise in disciplines such as forensic, occupational or educational psychology. Or as a criminologist, you could work for the Probation Service, the police, the Prison Service, the Home Office or the Courts Service.
As a graduate chartered member of the British Psychological Society, you could undertake further training to become a counselling or clinical psychologist, or specialise in areas like health, education or forensic psychology.
We have strong links with the local probation service and the police, so you’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience while you’re studying.
Graduation doesn't need to be the end of your time with us. We offer a range of postgraduate degrees including MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology, and MSc Clinical Child Psychology. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
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