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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Criminology and Psychology with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Criminology

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


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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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 / 4/5 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A102
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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We are planning a mixture of face-to-face teaching and online learning for the 2020/21 academic year to ensure a safe learning environment for all our students. Read more about studying at Hallam this September.

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Study criminal justice and psychological principles, rules and practices from contemporary academic and practical perspectives.
  • Learn analytical and research skills for understanding the nature of crime and human behaviour.
  • Learn the real-life applications of criminological and psychological theory to experiences and behaviours.
  • Tailor your studies to reflect specialist interests, which enhances independent thinking and creativity.

Benefit from an academically rigorous and career-enhancing education with a joint degree which brings together two related subject areas. You will gain a broad multi-disciplinary understanding of the real life applications of criminology and psychology, and will engage in unique work-related modules designed to give you the practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market. Once you have completed the foundation year, you progress onto the undergraduate degree of BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology course. You share the first year, first semester with Law, Criminology, Sociology, Politics and Psychology foundation students. In the second semester you will complete a module specific to criminology which will prepare you for your transition to your subject specific degree of Criminology and Psychology.

We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department who bring a breadth and depth of skills and knowledge from the criminal justice sector and the academic community. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline, and a range of specialist topics and areas of study.

You learn through

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Projects
  • Peer learning
  • Placement activity
  • Visits
  • Guest lectures
  • Simulation
  • Case study analysis
  • Online learning resources

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Karen Quine
Dr Karen Quine

Karen joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 where her teaching and research interest focus upon Strategic Management and Change. Karen Quine has been teaching H … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

We have excellent links with the local, regional and national criminal justice sector organisations. Local organisations support our provision and provide activities ranging from placements, work experience opportunities, guest lectures and advice on career progression.

You will have the opportunity, should you choose, to arrange a year-long placement in between your third and fourth years.  This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

International opportunities

You will have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of your third year, at institutions, which could include Australia, USA or Canada (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the Brexit transition period). You will choose the modules that you study, and get the chance to learn about different cultures and learning styles -  as well as traveling to new places and meeting new people.

Networking opportunities

The Helena Kennedy Centre ensures that teaching focuses directly and indirectly on ethical and social justice issues related to the social exclusion/inclusion of a range of vulnerable groups and on promoting social access to all available community resources. You are provided with career-related support from department specialists who help with access to graduate opportunities.

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Future careers

Your degree can be the first step towards a career in public sector, social justice and health sector and criminal justice professions.

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • mental health
  • psychology
  • youth work and offending
  • service projects
  • offender advocationthe police service
  • the probation service
  • the prison service
  • victim support
  • citizens advice
  • civil service and local government

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 6.5 in reading and writing, a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills.

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
Module: Introduction To The Psychological, Political, Legal, Criminal Justice And Sociological Sciences Credits: 60
Module: The Practice Of Criminology Credits: 60

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: 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
Practical
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: Human Sexual Behaviour 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: Social Enterprise For Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Studies Abroad In Criminology Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Witnesses And Victims: Forensic Psychology In Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: 21St Century Crime: Threats, Responses And Human Rights Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Atypical Child Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Comparative Criminal Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Counselling And Psychotherapy (Theoretical Perspectives) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Crime And Justice In The Information Age Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Criminal Justice Realities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Death, Dying And Bereavement Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Evolutionary Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Experiencing Custodial And Community Sentences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Forensic Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Healthy And Clinical Ageing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Making Desistance And Recovery A Reality Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisations Work And Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Policing And Crime Reduction Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Positive Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sex Violence And Extremism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Simulating Justice Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Psychology Of Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Psychology Of Sexuality And Gender Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Social Justice And Community Action 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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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.

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