FdSc Psychology with Criminology

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FdSc Psychology with Criminology

Who is this course for?

This two-year degree programme is designed to suit students who are interested in a range of career paths, including: practising psychologist, criminologist, 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 either:

  • Two C grades at A level
  • BTEC Level 3, minimum of 2 Merits
  • 64+ UCAS points
  • or the equivalent from a vocational/technical qualification.

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

A successful interview is also required.


How long is this course?

The course is two years, full-time study commencing September 2022.

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2022.  Apply now for September 2022.


What will I study on this course?

Learners will study:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Applied Criminology
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology in Theory and Practice
  • The Psychology of Individual Difference
  • Criminology and the Problem of Crime
  • Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour
  • Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • Criminology and Penology
  • Work-Based Learning


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?

The fee for this course is £8,295 per year (full-time) or £4,147.50 per year (part-time).

You may be eligible for financial support towards your course costs. Please search Student Finance at www.gov.je for more information. 


How can I find out more?

For further information, please email ucadmin@highlands.ac.uk or call 608588.


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