Undergraduate prospectus

Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Extended), BSc Hons

Our extended degree in criminology and criminal psychology starts with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level learning. You will then study the same modules as on our three-year course.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in crime, psychology and the criminal justice system. You will get an introduction to the subject and explore issues such as offender profiling, stalking psychopathology, gender, race and discrimination, crime scene investigation and terrorism. You can also undertake a work placement to practise your new skills.

Our criminology graduates have pursued careers in policy, research, the police force, social care and welfare.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

l311 G BSc/CrCP

Department

School of Law

Location

Duration

4 years full-time

5 years sandwich

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • This course includes a foundation year and helps you to access a degree in this subject with a lower entry tariff.
  • It covers the nature, causes and reactions to crime, alongside a comprehensive overview of criminal psychology.
  • You will explore social and state responses and methods of control by integrating major theoretical paradigms in the field of criminology.
  • The optional work placement modules can be in a prison setting or with an agency that is part of / complementary to the Criminal Justice System.
  • Benefit from a multidisciplinary approach with a socio-legal and international perspective

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team which includes academics and practitioners who are active researchers and use this research to inform their teaching. Where appropriate, you may also have guest talks given by criminal justice professionals. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and more than 90 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification. 

Learn more about our staff.

School of Law

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Entry requirements

If you are

For entry, you will require:

  • 64 UCAS points from subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications.
  • GCSEs in English Language or English Literature and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Additional Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Scottish and Irish Highers.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses, such as the International Baccalaureate.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

You may be invited for an interview.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 20. Lectures usually are attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 20 hours per week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, watching and analysing relevant films and documentaries, and preparing for tests and exams. 

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

Scheduled teaching activity is supported by an active extra-curricular programme of events that students can take part in. These can include activities organised by student societies, guest talks on subjects of criminological interest, and field trips.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. Your learning activities may include: role play, real-world problem solving, speed debates, presentations, project supervision, work-based placements and tutorials. 

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
View fees

* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Depending on the course, one field trip or more will take place. Please note that any field trip taken will be a day-time trip only, not an overnight or multi-day trip. For field trips students may need to pay their own travel costs.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Students wishing to take exciting practice-based modules will be subject to an application process.

If you are selected for the 'Inside and Outside Perspectives on Criminology and Criminal Justice' module, you will study criminology alongside people currently serving prison sentences at the prison itself.

If you are selected for the work placement, 'Criminology, the Community and Work-Based Practice', you will volunteer in an agency that is either part of, or complementary to, the Criminal Justice System. For example, some of our students are currently placed with the prison service, while others are with Crimestoppers.

How long is my placement?

Students selected for the work placement option will typically attend the placement for one day a week during the scheduled teaching weeks of the final year.

What are the financial arrangements?

Credit-bearing work placements are unpaid.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The skills you acquire through studying our courses will prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries and jobs. 

Graduates of this course have gone on to careers with the National Offender Management Service, the Police, Probation Service, Prison Service, court systems and forensic services. They have also worked for UK Visas and Immigration and HM Revenue and Customs.

Are internships available?

There may be work experience opportunities, but students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience if possible, including internships. Students are responsible for finding their own internships, though we will support you through the application process.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in the industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

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UNISTATS

Unistats data is not available for the part time mode of this programme. This is usually due it to being a new programme for which there is not yet any data.