Our BSc in Criminology and Psychology will give you expert scientific training in the relationship between the mind, brain, and behaviour together with an in-depth understanding of criminal justice theory and the links between these two areas.
You will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn about the effects of brain injury, and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour.
You will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the most important theories of crime and deviance and their relevance to contemporary criminal justice policy, research, and practice.
Throughout your studies, you will develop excellent research, critical analysis, and communication skills, as well as a high degree of numeracy and ICT ability.
WHY CRIMINOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, our Psychology department is one of only four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of our work.
Psychology is also ranked 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2018.
Criminology is ranked 3rd in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2018), 1st for Teaching Quality and also 1st for Student Experience in the UK (National Student Survey 2017)
The Psychology degree is validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and, providing you achieve at least a 2:2 in your degree, you will be eligible for Graduate Membership of the BPS and for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
YOUR CRIMINOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENCE
Our flexible degree structure with an extensive range of final year optional modules gives you the scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or ambitions for post-graduate study.
You have the option of transferring to our four-year BSc Criminology and Psychology with a Year Abroad course and spend your third year broadening your skills and experience at one of our partner universities in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, and the United States.
CRIMINOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY CAREERS
As this BPS accredited degree is the first step towards pursuing a professional career in Psychology, many of our graduates have gone on to further study or work in specialist psychology fields.
The typical starting salary for an NHS trainee clinical psychologist is £25,783. As your career progresses you could earn between £47,088 and £81,000 or higher. Salaries in private practice vary.
You also have many opportunities in the criminal justice system, including roles with the police, victim support, and prison and probation services.
The experience and skills you will gain on this course will also equip you well for careers in other areas of health and social care, as well as sectors as varied as management, research, and marketing.