Psychology and Criminology
School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Psychology and Public Health
UCAS Code: CM89
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Six years part-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Teaching staff have a wide range of expertise and a strong research base
- This course will provide training for careers in health, social care, criminal justice, and other public and social services
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Crime is one of the major problems facing society today. To understand the complex issues surrounding it, we have brought together two areas of study that have a natural affinity, giving you a degree that will help you make a real difference.
Psychology is about people and focuses on the study of the human mind and behaviour. Criminology involves analysing crime and deviance, exploring a wide range of issues from the nature of criminal justice systems to the role of the media in representing and influencing crime. Together these two areas will provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of careers.
The Psychology and Criminology course will equip you with a theoretical understanding of human behaviour and you will apply the skills you learn to a varied range of innovative assessments. The course has been designed with a clear emphasis on employability and incorporates valuable practical activities (e.g. courtroom observation, museum visit, police station visit), core skills (e.g. writing skills, presentations, group collaboration), and workshops from experts in the field (e.g., Forensic, Educational, and Occupational Psychologists).
"Upon finishing my first year studying Psychology and Criminology at The University of Salford, I can honestly say I can't wait to go back after the summer! The University is both friendly and diverse, meaning that settling into university life was really comfortable, and the levels of teaching and support given by all the tutors on the Psychology and Criminology course has made me feel like a valued member of my cohort. I would highly recommend coming here to study, and I'm pleased that when I graduate, it will be from the University of Salford."Laura Nicholson – Level 4 Student Representative
By relating a psychological understanding of human behaviour and development to an analysis of crime and deviance, you will be able to gain a comprehensive grasp of the ways in which crime can be analysed, understood and addressed. The degree has a hands-on approach to developing research skills and encourages you to apply the theory you have learned to everyday situations.
Year Two Core Modules
Year Two Optional Modules
In addition to the core modules, in your second year you will choose one Criminology option module from a selection that includes:
Year Three Core Module
Year Three Optional Modules
In your final year you will choose two Psychology options and two Criminology options. The choices available can vary each year as we always deliver modules that are informed by current research in the field.
Psychology option modules include:
Criminology option modules include the four modules that are available in Year Two (Constructing Guilt and Innocence, Policing and Social Control, Violence in Society, and Prisons and Punishment: Responses to Crime) in addition to:
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.