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UCAS Code:K001
Institution Code:W46


This course, set within the popular and innovative disciplines of psychology and criminology, is designed to introduce students to a range of key principles and ideas within the field. 

You will explore ideas of criminality, deviance and psychopathology, cover different aspects of psychology such as biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and consider the social impact of deviance in youth. 

The course delves into social aspects of criminology and psychology, for example the social impact of crime on individuals and communities, social inequality, gender, age and sexuality, with links to the history of crime and criminality. The course provides an in depth look at human behaviour, including deviant behaviour and attitudes towards deviance over time. 

You will learn about a range of themes from criminology including victimology, cybercrime, terrorism and extremism, sex crimes and the role of the media in portraying crime, terrorism and deviance. 
As you progress through the degree, you will develop your academic and personal skills including research, critical thinking, time management, teamwork and self confidence in discussing challenging and - at times - controversial issues.

Course modules

The course is at an undergraduate level with sessions being run two days a week.

The course will offer a wide range of teaching and learning opportunities throughout all levels. Students will be taught through a series of seminars, tutorials, group-based projects, practical exercises and lectures. Using a mix of online teaching and resources as well as smaller, face-to-face classes will ensure that the current need for social distancing is possible, as well as futureproofing the teaching within this degree programme. Formative and summative assessment will include coursework, presentations and a variety of practical exercises. Students will be able to engage using online platforms, as well as having the ability to meet with lecturers and peers in small seminar discussion groups. 
Feedback will be provided within UEA guidelines on all coursework submissions

Level 4

Introduction to research methods (Core, 20 credits) 
Introduction to biological and cognitive psychology (Non-Core, 20 credits) 
Introduction to developmental and social psychology (Non-Core, 20 credits) 
Key thinkers in criminology (Non-Core, 20 credits) 
Crime in the Media (Non-Core, 20 credits)
Online Crime (Non-Core, 20 credits)

Level 5
Research methods - design and analysis (Qualitative & Quantitative) (Core, 20 credits) 
Biological and cognitive psychology (Non-Core, 20 credits) 
Social and developmental psychology (Non-Core, 20 credits) 
Penology - Understanding the Punitive System (Non-Core, 20 credits) 
Victimology (Non-Core, 20 credits) 
Understanding Severe Crime - Sex Crime, Terrorism, Murder (Non-Core, 20 credits)
Level 6
Major Project (Core, 40 credits) 
Individual Differences - Personality and Intelligence in the workplace (Non-Core, 20 credits)
Understanding Criminal Profiling (Non-Core, 20 credits) 
Contemporary issues in policing (Non-Core, 20 credits)  
Community and public involvement in crime and criminal justice (Non-Core, 20 credits)

Career opportunities

With a psychology degree, you can specialise within different pathways and develop within an area of your choice in the field of psychology.


Students who study this course may also choose to follow various career paths outside of the psychological profession, as they will have gained such an invaluable set of skills and a knowledge base that enables them to succeed in areas outside of psychology. For example, our graduates are employed in education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions. The criminology aspect of this course will enable students to pursue careers within the prison and probation service, offender management and legal justice sector. Many students will also progress on to further, postgraduate study, focusing on areas such as forensic psychology or a graduate diploma in Law. Our careers team offers support, advice and guidance to all of our students to allow for the best opportunities upon completion of their degree.

Fees and finance

£8500.00 a year (full time)


£1,417 per 20 credit module (part-time).

Additional costs

Books and materials £100

Entry requirements

Usual Entry Requirements:

UCAS Tariff: 96 points
A Level: CCC
Pearson BTEC
L3 National Ext. Diploma: MMM

Please note, 120 credits must be achieved in order to progress to year two of your degree and a further 120 (totaling 240) credits must be achieved to progress to year three.

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