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Criminology and Psychology

This foundation degree has been designed to develop your understanding of the nature of crime, society and human behaviour. You will study a range of disciplines, including criminology, psychology, criminal psychology, criminal law and the criminal justice system. This will provide you with a broad knowledge of the contextual and social influences on human and criminal behaviour.

The course analyses theory in relation to working practice, preparing you for employment in a variety of professions and career pathways. You will also develop the necessary academic and research skills, as you become an independent practitioner capable of adapting to challenges you may face in your future career.

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What will I learn?

Ucas Code: 3S4B

Award: FdSc awarded by University of Plymouth

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Year 2 Studies
Careers & Employability

Upon completion of this foundation degree you may progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology or BSc (Hons) Criminology and Policing Studies degrees at the University of Plymouth. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Alternatively, you would be suitable to enter employment in a wide range of roles and professions within the sector or in the wider community.

Potential Job Roles

"The classes are much smaller than other universities, so you receive so much more support which really impacts your learning.  Because of that support, I didn't have a fear of starting a new course, which could have been daunting."Chloe Brock

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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