FdSc Psychology with Criminology

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FdSc Psychology with Criminology

Who is this course for?

This brand new two-year degree programme is designed to suit students who are interested in a career as a practicing psychologist, criminologist or a range of other related career paths, such as the police, probation service, social work, criminal lawyer and health care professional.  

The emphasis is on Psychology as a major subject, and Criminology (informed by Psychology) as a minor subject. This is reinforced with the development of vital research skills, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, to equip you with the professional and academic skills needed for a career and for further study at Honours degree and Masters level.

A work placement will give you the opportunity to contextualise your learning and experience the application of these sciences in a real world setting.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Applicants must have achieved two C grades at A level, or the equivalent from a vocational/technical qualification. 

Students must also have achieved C grades (Grade 4) in maths and English GCSE. 

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How long is this course?

The course is two years, full-time and also available for part-time study. 

Apply now for September 2017. 


What will I study on this course?

Learners will study:

  • Research Methods
  • Psychological Theory
  • Criminological Theory
  • Applied Criminology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour
  • Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • Criminology and Penology (Comparative studies)

Addition al module titles to be confirmed.


What Qualification will I gain?

A Foundation degree (FdSC) in Psychology and Criminology – leading on to further studies at Level 6.


Will I go out on work experience?

The programme will involve one longer work placement, or a number of shorter placements where you will be given the opportunity to contextualise your learning in a real-world setting.


What does this course lead on to?

Students who are successful in gaining their FdSc in Psychology and Criminology are able to progress onto BSc Psychological Studies at Plymouth University, or progress to BSc (Hons) Social Sciences here at University College Jersey.


How much will it cost?

Fees for the academic year 2017-18 are £6,370



How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Employability on 608752 or email employability@highlands.ac.uk