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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Criminology and Psychology with Foundation Year

Full-time Criminology

Gain a degree in criminology and psychology, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year ††
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A102
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Study in a department that has received the British Society of Criminology award for teaching excellence.
  • Become prepared for a career in criminology, criminal and community justice areas.
  • Improve your employability by working on real life work placements and case studies.

Gain a criminological and psychological perspective on the causes and consequences of crime and offending behaviour and consider ways of treating and managing offenders. By studying both criminology and psychology, you will gain a broad multi-disciplinary understanding of the real life applications of criminological and psychological theory to life experiences, human behaviour and work experiences.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology course. You share the foundation year with other Business, Law, Criminology and Psychology foundation students, before moving on to your subject specific degree. The foundation year takes place at City Campus in the Sheffield Business School.

You benefit from teaching staff who are active in criminological and psychological research and supported through research centres such as the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice. Thanks to this involvement we can offer teaching and course content that is up-to-date and of a very high standard.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • class-based discussion and debate
  • group tasks
  • projects
  • simulation and case study analysis

In the foundation year, you build your subject specific and general business knowledge alongside developing academic skills to prepare you for starting your subject specific undergraduate degree. You will be provided with an overview of the key concepts, ideas, approaches, research and general knowledge to the topic areas and will have the opportunity to question, debate and discuss these within your seminar groups.

You will receive feedback regularly from your tutors, peers and through guided self-reflection to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to undertake the various module assessments.

Applied learning

Work placements

To maximise your career prospects in the area, you have various opportunities for work related learning. during the course. Employability and placement opportunities are embedded across all three years of the degree course. These include student placement modules and activities with criminal justice/third sector agencies, project work with external agencies, simulation modules, voluntary work through our employability fair and possible opportunities to work on clinical modules in our law clinic. You also have access to degree-specific careers advice and support.

International opportunities

You have the opportunity to study abroad.

Networking opportunities

This course benefits from its links with the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice - a leading centre for social justice and human rights situated within the Department of Law and Criminology, which provides a vibrant environment at the cutting edge of legal and criminal justice practice and helps to place research-informed teaching at the heart of the course.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • mental health
  • psychology
  • youth offending
  • service projects
  • offender advocation

Previous graduates of BA (Honours) Criminology and Psychology have gone on to work for

  • the police service
  • the probation service
  • the prison service
  • youth work
  • victim support
  • citizens advice
  • civil service and local government

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • CC at A Level
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Psychology, Law And Criminology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Law And Criminology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Criminological Landscapes Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Forensic Mental Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Graduate Research And Development 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Graduate Research And Development 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Psychology For Criminologists Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Deconstructing Research Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Living With Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Offenders And Offending Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Animal Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Disorders Of Language And Reading Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exclusion Rights And Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiencing Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Holistic Perception Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Inspiring Real World Criminology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Introduction To Counselling And Psychotherapy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Investigating Cutting Edge Criminology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Life Beyond Crime, Substance Use And Offending Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Practice On Placement Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Psychology In Everyday Life Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Studies Abroad In Criminology Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Witnesses And Victims: Forensic Psychology In Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Atypical Child Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Counselling And Psychotherapy (Theoretical Perspectives) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Criminal Justice Realities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Death, Dying And Bereavement Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Forensic Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Healthy And Clinical Ageing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisations Work And Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Positive Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sex Violence And Extremism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: The Psychology Of Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Psychology Of Sexuality And Gender Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Weapons Of Influence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. ††

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Criminology courses (PDF)

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