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BSc HonsPsychology and Criminal Behaviour

Tuition fee £9,250 per year
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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

The British Psychological Society (BPS) accredits this course, which
means that upon graduation you will be able to apply to the BPS for
recognition as a Chartered Psychologist. The practical and specialised
skills you acquire on the course in conjunction with the exceptional
qualifications you receive will go a long way in helping you to secure
a career in the police, prison service, social services, mental health
services or community services. It will also prepare you for further
study in any specialist area of psychology, especially the MSc in
Forensic Psychology.

During this course you will:

  • Examine criminal behaviour from a broad range of psychological
    perspectives
  • Follow an exciting curriculum that incorporates staff research
    expertise
  • Gain plenty of practical experience
  • Benefit from access to excellent teaching and research facilities
    exclusive to psychology students
  • Work collaboratively with staff on research projects and present
    outcomes at prestigious conferences
  • Complete an independent research project in your own area of
    interest

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Assessment and treatment of offenders
  • Psychology and criminal justice
  • Criminal behaviour: psychological theories
  • Cognitive and developmental psychology
  • Foundations to psychology
  • Social psychology

BSPCB-S

Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

The degree aims to provide an understanding of real life applications
of theory to experience and behaviour in both normality and illness.
This aim is built in to the course.

Furthermore, you will encounter a range of examples of the
application of psychology relevant to a future career in psychology or
in a profession where such knowledge and skills acquired during the
degree would be useful. Throughout the course you will have lectures
and workshops given by the Centre for Personal and Career Development.


The Psychology Division works closely with the Centre for Personal
and Career Development and embedded into the curriculum at all levels
you will engage in career development activities. At level 1 you will
be introduced to a model of personal and career development based on
the SOAR (Kumar, 2007) model and underpinned by career development
theories. You will be introduced to career management skills and
taught how to construct an e-portfolio to use throughout your degree
to record your academic development, self reflection and career
aspirations. At each level your e-portfolio will be submitted for
assessment.

At level 2 you will consider the psychological and social factors
that have impacted on your developing academic and professional
identity. You will investigate the links between personality and
career choice together with advice on communicating effectively to
employers such as writing a CV. You will also be asked to think about
the relationship between your future level 3 dissertation topic and
how it might support your career choice. We hold a Going Professional
Conference with invited speakers from a range of professions in
Psychology plus Psychology graduates.

Working with the Centre of Personal and Career Development at level 3
you will have the opportunity to engage in practical careers workshops
to enhance your interview skills and to produce a high quality your
CV, and personal statement.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

The degree aims to provide an understanding of real life applications
of theory to experience and behaviour in both normality and illness.
This aim is built in to the course. Furthermore, you will encounter a
range of examples of the application of psychology relevant to a
future career in psychology or in a profession where such knowledge
and skills acquired during the degree would be useful. Throughout the
course you will have lectures and workshops given by the Centre for
Personal and Career Development.

The Psychology Division works closely with the Centre for Personal
and Career Development and embedded into the curriculum at all levels
you will engage in career development activities. At level 1 you will
be introduced to a model of personal and career development based on
the SOAR (Kumar, 2007) model and underpinned by career development
theories. You will be introduced to career management skills and
taught how to construct an e-portfolio to use throughout your degree
to record your academic development, self reflection and career
aspirations. At each level your e-portfolio will be submitted for
assessment.

At level 2 you will consider the psychological and social factors
that have impacted on your developing academic and professional
identity. You will investigate the links between personality and
career choice together with advice on communicating effectively to
employers such as writing a CV. You will also be asked to think about
the relationship between your future level 3 dissertation topic and
how it might support your career choice. We hold a Going Professional
Conference with invited speakers from a range of professions in
Psychology plus Psychology graduates.

Working with the Centre of Personal and Career Development at level 3
you will have the opportunity to engage in practical careers workshops
to enhance your interview skills and to produce a high quality your
CV, and personal statement.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Estonia