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Key Facts

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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 1 Year
UCAS Code:CL83
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

Build on previous Foundation degree studies to complete an Honours degree, developing your skills and theoretical knowledge of psychology and aspects of criminal behaviour, considering human diversity and difference, social and critical psychology, developmental psychology and mental health and occupational psychology.

Examine forensic psychology in practice and explore the assessment and treatment of offenders, including violent and sex offenders and offenders with personality disorder and mental illness. In the final stage you will have the opportunity to complete a library-based research project in your area of interest.


  • Learn about occupational and organisational psychology, aspects of social psychology, atypical child and adolescent development, psychology of mental health and forensic psychology
  • Study a range of fascinating and interesting topics that will help equip you for further study or pursue a career in a related field
  • Develop your appreciation of how psychology is used in the assessment and treatment of offenders
  • Gain a range of valuable transferable skills including IT skills, communication and presentation, analysis and problem-solving
  • Explore your potential for further undergraduate study, postgraduate study and employment
  • Benefit from a course relevant to many careers in the public sector, education and care work

Units

  • Atypical Child And Adolescent Development: Theories And Applications (PSY001-3) Compulsory
  • Ba Psychology And Criminal Behaviour Honours Project (PSY028-3) Compulsory
  • Forensic Psychology In Practice (PSY010-3) Compulsory
  • Occupational And Organisational Psychology (PSY015-3) Compulsory
  • Psychology Of Mental Health (PSY006-3) Compulsory

The assessments are designed to test your academic knowledge, oral and written skills, use of literature using primary and secondary sources, critical analysis of ideas, connections made between theory, practice, real life situations and the understanding and application of professional values including ethical issues. Throughout your course you will be required to take a variety of types of assessment to assess your progression and success. These include self-reflection regarding your employability skills, cases studies, practical assignments such as developing a pack to help explain conditions such as autism to parents and children, group presentations, essays and exams. Feedback is given to students for each assessment point and it is expected that you will use this feedback for your own development and to inform your completion of future assessments.

Entry Requirements

This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree.

The BA (Hons) Psychology and Criminal Behaviour is a level 6 top-up award intended principally for students who have been awarded an FdA in Psychology and Crime (Bedford College) or Psychology and Criminal Behaviour (Milton Keynes College) or any student eligible to transfer into Level 6 from a Psychology related degree (i.e., who has successfully studied Levels 4 and 5 in a psychology related degree).

Or

Evidence of two years of successful related study at degree levels 4 and 5 and potential to progress to Level 6. Entry to the course will be through negotiation to ensure that applicants have the appropriate pre-requisite knowledge and skills.


As a graduate of this course you will be able to progress into the following areas: police work; public services (such as the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, health service); market research; business and personnel; education and charity work.

There are also a range of postgraduate study opportunities open to you for career paths in, for example, counselling, police and charity work, business and personnel and teaching.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

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Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

 

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

 


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student