Some people commit crime while others lead law abiding lives. Why? On this course youâll examine the nature of crime, investigating the impact it has on society â and what we can do about it. Choose to study at Plymouth and youâll get the extra benefit of a course that covers the same topics weâve developed for community justice professionals â providing you with a perfect start to your future career in a wide range of areas, from psychology to community justice.
You will kick start your career. As a successful graduate, youâll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, putting you on track to a career in professional psychology. Youâll expand your horizons and gain invaluable experience with opportunities for international exchange. Youâll also enhance your employability and grow your professional network by applying for an optional placement year.
* Gain insight into life as a community justice professional â youâll study the same topics as professionals working in probation, policing, youth justice, community safety and victim services.
* Kick start your career â as a successful graduate, youâll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, putting you on track to a career in professional psychology.
* Expand your horizons and experience with opportunities for international exchange and a year studying abroad (in Year 2).
* Enhance your employability and grow your professional network by applying for an optional placement year.
* Develop your skills as a scientist working alongside leading researchers with the Research Apprentice Scheme.
* Draw on cutting edge research across the social sciences to examine the nature of crime and explore the workings of the criminal justice system.
* Shape your own study path with an exciting range of topics available through lectures, optional courses and project supervision.
* Benefit from studying on a course that the Research Assessment Exercise rates as excellent for research and the Quality Assurance Agency praises for its quality of education.
In your first year, youâll study the basic theories of psychology, covering learning, social, developmental, clinical, cognitive and physiological psychology. From methods of psychological research, to information technology, communication and critical thinking, youâll begin developing important skills for the workplace. And youâll investigate criminology, learning about the criminal justice sentencing process in England and Wales.
In your second year, youâll develop a greater critical understanding of psychology and how it can be applied in practical settings, building your confidence to use more sophisticated research methods. Youâll put your understanding into practice by developing a psychological skill such as clinical interviewing. In criminology and criminal justice youâll explore theories of crime and culture, expanding your knowledge by choosing from a selection of modules, from victimology to youth justice.
In your final year youâll have the opportunity to shape your own pathway, incorporating the particular areas of psychology that reflect your specialist interests. Youâll develop an advanced understanding of the central areas of psychology through academic debates and carry out a comprehensive piece of research with the support of your academic supervisor. In addition youâll choose from a diverse range of modules to enhance your expertise in criminology and criminal justice.
The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
45% of assessment is by exam, and 55% by coursework.
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