BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Criminology

London South Bank University

Program Description

BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Criminology

London South Bank University

A deeper understanding

How do our brains work? Is our behavior affected by our genes, our environment or both? Psychology gives you a fascinating insight into the factors that influence how people think, feel and behave.

Understanding the problem of crime, criminal justice policy and the place of crime in contemporary society will be enriched by your coverage of core areas of psychology. There is also the opportunity to undertake a psychology research project in your third year, where you will gain invaluable experience of social science research methods.


Why Psychology at LSBU?

  • Industry relevance – the course structure stems from best practice recommendations made by The British Psychological Society.

  • Professional accreditation – the course is accredited by The British Psychological Society.

  • Flexible learning – choose from a variety of modules in the final year to suit your particular interests.

  • Dedicated facilities – our lab complex includes an eye-tracking facility and observation room.


We also offer a variety of specialist psychology degrees:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychological Counseling
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Addiction Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Child Development)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Forensic Psychology)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Health and Nutrition)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Sports Psychology)


Accreditations


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 3 years September
Part-time 4.5, 6 years September


Modules

This course integrates core areas of psychological knowledge, giving you a deep understanding of the subject. Taught with an applied focus, it will also help you apply your learning in the real world to make a difference in people's lives. Topics include:

  • human feelings
  • behavior with others
  • thinking
  • communication
  • learning
  • memory

The number of modules is weighted towards Psychology with complementary modules in Criminology. The course provides a body of knowledge that crosses disciplines and provides excellent training in research skills, critical thinking, and communication.

Year 1

  • Psychological research methods 1
  • Introducing psychological approaches
  • Psychological research methods 2
  • Exploring psychological approaches
  • Deconstructing the crime problem
  • Introduction to the criminological theory

Year 2

  • Psychological research methods 3
  • The psychology of learning and memory
  • The psychology of feelings
  • Psychological research methods 4
  • The psychology of behavior with others
  • The psychology of thinking and communication

Year 3

  • Empirical project
  • Crime, criminology, and modernity
  • Gender, crime, and justice

Plus a choice of two from:

  • Psychology of mental health
  • Art, awareness and the brain
  • Development of brain and behavior in infancy
  • Health psychology
  • Applied psychometrics
  • Neuropsychology
  • Counseling psychology and psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Thinking: Past, present, and future
  • Professional placement in psychology
  • Psychology of addictive behaviors
  • Psychology of inter- and intra-group processes


Employability

As well as enhancing your understanding of human behavior and thought processes, this course will help you become a more persuasive communicator - a desirable skill for employers.

To help you develop your employability, we’ll set you up at the start of the course with a Personal Development Plan (PDP) to monitor your progress and set study objectives and career goals. The plan includes a skills checklist, personal plan, CV and useful career information.


Your career

With an accredited degree and an appropriate postgraduate qualification, you could go on to be a chartered psychologist in health, clinical, forensic, child and educational or occupational psychology. You’re also equipped for a career in counseling, teaching, the probation and courts services, market research, HR or business – there’s no such thing as a traditional career path for psychology graduates.

If you do go on to become a chartered psychologist, your everyday duties would vary depending on the specialty. An occupational psychologist works to maximize employee performance and increase job satisfaction; a clinical psychologist makes positive changes in clients’ lives.

Chartered Psychologists in the NHS can earn £25,500-£34,000 a year, rising to £40k+ with experience.


Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Teaching and learning

Study hours

Year 1 class contact time is typically 12 to 15 hours per week + individual tutorial + independent study.


Assessment

We use a range of assessment methods, and train you in these methods as you advance through your studies. The methods used are:

  • Essays
  • Practical reports
  • Unseen exams
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Scenario-based reports
  • Case studies
  • Posters
  • Executive reports
  • Portfolios
  • Group work folders


Research

Our impressive research record (over 90% of our publications were rated at the 'international' level in RAE 2008) means that teaching is informed by current, cutting-edge research, and because we have a focus on applied research, you can apply your learning to real-world settings.


Support

We aim to support you throughout your studies in many ways. We provide one-to-one support via our professional tutoring system. Your tutor will help you understand coursework feedback, offer guidance as you plan your career, and advise you on work experience to ensure you get the most out of the course. Teaching is also supported through seminars, online learning environments and specialist advice sessions for topics such as statistics and research methods. In addition to the facilities provided by the university, the psychology laboratory has dedicated computing and experimental equipment.


Professional tutoring

As an undergraduate Applied Sciences student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.

Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your professional tutor 3-4 times a year for 30 minutes throughout your course. Learning support hours will be advertised and available for you to book additional time with your tutor. If these are fully booked you can contact your tutor for additional support by email.


Entry requirements

  • A Level BBB or
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM or
  • Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits or
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 120 UCAS points.
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
3 - 6 
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £5550; International fee: £8750
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Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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