BA (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

Psychology and Criminology at Winchester considers many aspects of human experience and behaviour, including crime, criminal activity and the criminal justice system.

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BA (Hons) Psychology and Criminology at University of Winchester

UCAS code: LC3V

Entry Requirements

Typical offer:

2018 Entry: 96-112 points

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Maths is required.

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate:

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2018 Entry Full-time £9,500** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £79.17 and a 15 credit module is £1,187. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £7,125.

Total Cost: £28,500** (3 years) 

International Students

2018 Entry Full-time £11,900** p/a
Total Cost: £35,700** (3 years) 

For further details, click here

Additional costs: 

Mandatory

  • Binding: Students have to soft bind two copies of their project reports in the third year. Cost £10. 

Optional

  • Field trips: Some optional criminology modules may involve a field trip. Cost £450 for each trip. 
  • Core texts: Core Texts are available from the University Library; however some students prefer to purchase their own copies. Some Core Texts can be bought second hand, or as an ebook which can often reduce this cost. Cost £400 for full length of course. 

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Accreditation:

BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology is not accredited by the British Psychological Society. Students intending to pursue professional careers in psychology (such as forensic, clinical, educational, or occupational psychology) will need to undertake a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited conversion course after completion of their degree before being eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status. GBC is an entry requirement for many BPS accredited postgraduate training courses in psychology. Single Honours Psychology programmes at Winchester are accredited by the BPS for the purposes of eligibility to apply for GBC status.

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

KIS data

Please view the Single Honours BA Criminology and  BA Psychology pages for KIS data.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

**Indicative Fees for 2018/19 Home and EU students are £9,500 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

If you are starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,500. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £28,500 (Home and EU), £35,700 (International). However, please be aware that this may change. Our fees will be reviewed annually before the academic year begins and in-line with Parliament's approval of inflationary increases or decreases to fees for institutions with high quality teaching. 

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

In Year 1, students 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. Students are also introduced to the key areas within criminology, classic criminological theory, the police, and law and policy.

In Year 2, students continue their study of different qualitative and quantitative research methods and study one field of psychology in greater depth. Students also study criminological theory in more depth, violent crime and their 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, students choose from a variety of optional modules to deepen their understanding further. The Extended Independent Study may be taken in Psychology or Criminology and gives students the chance to research and write up an in-depth project with tutorial support.

Year 1

Core modules include:

  • Foundations in Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Law Governance and Policy
  • Police and Police Work
  • Classical Criminological Theory

Year 2

Core modules include:

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Society and Communication or Brain
  • Behaviour and Cognition
  • Contemporary Criminological Theory
  • Violent Crime

Optional modules include:

  • Young People, Crime and Deviance
  • Penology
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Fieldtrip
  • Criminological Identities and Contemporary Issues
  • Writings on Crime, Morality and Deviance

Year 3

Core modules include:

  • Research Project: Empirical (Psychology) or
  • Dissertation (Criminology)

Optional modules include

  • Advanced Statistics and Applied Statistics
  • Topics in Educational Psychology
  • Conceptual Debates in Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience; Psychology, Crime and the Criminal Justice System
  • Media Psychology; Society, Politics and Prejudice; Psychology in the Workplace
  • Volunteering for Psychology
  • Eyewitness Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology and Human Nature
  • Health Psychology
  • Computational Skills in Psychology
  • Advanced Critical thinking for Psychologists
  • Criminological Investigation: Miscarriages of Justice, the Justice Project
  • Criminological Investigation: Investigating Serious Crimes
  • Organised Crime; Policing Society
  • Sport and Crime
  • Understanding Political Violence: The Contradictions of Terrorism
  • The Politics of Crime; Forensic Criminology
  • Criminal Bodies; Crime and Humanity
  • Riots, Protest and the Law
  • Drugs and Alcohol: Use and Control
  • Criminology Independent Project

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions atwww.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.               

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 324 hours
  • Independent learning: 876 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 276 hours
  • Independent learning: 924 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 228 hours
  • Independent learning: 972 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

Teaching team

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

  • 58 per cent coursework
  • 22 per cent written exams
  • 20 per cent practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

  • 62 per cent coursework
  • 34 per cent written exams
  • 4 per cent practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

  • 86 per cent coursework
  • 10 per cent written exams
  • 4 per cent practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates pursue careers in health and social care, education, marketing and PR, management and human resources, and the public sector.

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

Employability 

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Email: course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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