• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

On this Criminology with Psychology (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you'll:
  • Study in one of the largest criminology departments in the UK, with teaching drawn from the latest research in criminology and psychology
  • Tailor your degree to your interests and career ambitions, and hear from recent graduates who are working in the field
  • Interact with practitioners from criminal justice agencies, businesses and charitable organisations
  • Get out of the classroom by using our forensic interviewing facilities
  • Make the most of our networks with agencies such as youth offender teams, the probation service, prisons, and Hampshire Fire and Rescue.

You’ll get a foundation in the psychology of crime, and enhance your studies by exploring the causes of offending behaviour, responses to crime, and how rehabilitation works.

Placement year

At the end of your second year you can do an optional placement year. This gives you experience in the field, helping to boost your skills and career prospects with real world experience.

Placements previous students have secured include positions at organisations such as:

  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Harrow Council
  • Hampshire Constabulary

You can also spend this year studying overseas at one of our partner universities in Europe, south Asia and Canada.

Careers and opportunities

This course opens up career opportunities in areas related to psychology and criminology. Organisations you could work in include:

  • the police force
  • the probation service
  • the prison service
  • academic research
  • victim and offender support charities

You could also work in third sector organisations and charities that work towards improving the lives of those in or leaving the criminal justice system.

Graduates have gone on to jobs such as:

  • investigative data analyst
  • police officer
  • probation officer
  • youth offending support officer
  • offender case administrator

Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the field. You'll also get support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Accreditation

You can do a short course alongside your degree to get professional accreditation from the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board as an Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) and Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS). (You may need to pay a fee for this.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching Criminology 
  • Skills for Criminologists
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Psychology for Criminologists
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Study of Languages (0 credits), which if combined with Year 2 Languages Study, leads to a certificate
  • Questioning Criminology
  • Psychological Science
  • Psychology and Criminal Justice
  • Key Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Crime, Media and Culture

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              79

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            • Minimum required score:

              6

              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            • Minimum required score:

              54

              PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

            Academic Requirements

            General Requirements

            • 96-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.
            • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              13200 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
            • EU/EEA

              9250 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
            Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

            Living costs for Portsmouth

            • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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