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What will I experience?

On this course you can:

  • Engage with and evaluate current critical debates surrounding the ways in which social, criminological, psychological and cultural factors affect offending behaviour
  • Discuss career options with our panel of recent graduates working in the criminal justice sector
  • Study languages or gain work experience placements alongside your degree study

What opportunities might it lead to?

The course will equip you for careers in the police service, probation service, prison service and the legal profession. Other areas you could go into include crime and safety partnerships, criminological research and crime analysis, as well as careers in other public and private industries.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified Start date 2016 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year one

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Psychology of Everyday Life
  • Key Ideas in Human and Animal Behaviour
  • Skills for Criminologists
  • Researching Criminology 1

Year two

Core units:

  • Questioning Criminology
  • Researching Criminology 2

Psychology options include:

  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Psychometrics

Criminology options include:

  • Key Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Punishing Offenders
  • Police, Law and Community
  • Criminal Law and Psychology
  • Crime, Media and Culture
  • Victims of Crime: Key Players
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Substance Use and Misuse
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice
  • Policing a Diverse Society
  • Crime Reduction, Partnerships and Community Safety
  • Global, State and Corporate Security
  • Contemporary Terrorism and the Global Response
  • Language
  • Learning from Experience

Year three*

  • Dissertation

Psychology options include:

  • Language and Communication
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology

Criminology options including:

  • Contemporary Criminologies
  • Crime, Exclusion and Mental Health
  • Safer Communities and Neighbourhood Policing
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Dangerous Offenders and Criminal Justice
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
  • Fighting Fraud and Corruption
  • Advocacy, Presentation and Persuasion
  • Cyber Crime: Virtual Realities, Control and Mitigation
  • Hate Crime
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Learning from Experience

*It is important to note that the psychology units included as the minor route in the programme are not intended to meet the British Psychological Society (BPS) criteria for accreditation.


UK requirements for international applications

Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


Program requirements

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B)

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

Requirements

240-320 points from 3 A levels or equivalent, to include a minimum of 100 points in a relevant subject.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Portsmouth. StudyPortals cannot guarantee that the scholarships apply to this university.

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