UCAS code CL83
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society, and confers eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), provided the minimum standard (second class honours) is achieved. GBC is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.
About the course
Students gain an excellent grounding in psychology and criminology following the British Psychological Society's recommended curriculum, whilst learning to think beyond the textbook. You will learn to apply psychological knowledge to your own experiences, emotions and behaviours; understand the psychological dimension of contemporary society and the many personal, interpersonal and group processes that link individual and social problems. You will consider why some people adopt 'deviant' lifestyles or make criminal choices, how crime might be prevented, and acquire the interpersonal skills to work with offenders, victims and others in the criminal justice and community safety fields.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 18 credits at merit or above. Level 3 units in psychology or sociology preferred.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
/HNC may enable you to start the course in year 2.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The course offers placement and independent study opportunities, international exchange, and an open choice of dissertation projects.
Areas of study
You will learn a range of theoretical perspectives underpinning psychology, landmark and contemporary research, practical aspects of tried and tested methods, and real-life applications. Key areas of study include developmental, cognitive, social and biological psychology, individual differences, conceptual and historical issues in psychology, and psychological research methods.
The study of criminology will give you a cutting edge grasp on new theories, methods and approaches, crime prevention and its consequences. Criminology examines the explanations given for crime: its link to dangerous or irresponsible people and whether it is a consequence of deprived social circumstances. We consider the role and performance of agencies within the criminal justice system - including the police, courts, prison service and punishment in the community.
Contemporary Social Inequalities
Introduction to Applied Psychology
ICT for the Social Sciences
Introduction to Research Methods
Foundations of Sociology
Theorising the Social World
Sociology of the Life Course
Psychology, Cognitive & Social worlds
Psychology, the Body & Individual Differences
Placement or Analysis and Review
Empirical Dissertation or Dissertation
Sociological Analysis: Critical Methodologies
Sociological Analysis: Concepts and Theories
Topics in Applied Psychology (e.g. ecopsychology, cyberpsychology, mental health)
Psychology and Social Change
Introduction to Critical Addiction Studies
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||12,900 GBP|
Our Falmer campus is located on the edge of the South Downs National Park on the outskirts of Brighton. Approximately 7,000 students are based here.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
Psychology graduates work in diverse fields beyond the traditional psychological professions of forensic psychology, occupational psychology and clinical psychology.
The School of Applied Social Science is located on the attractive Falmer campus, only four miles from central Brighton. Facilities at Falmer include a state of the art computer centre, extensive library and a media resources centre for student use.
Other student support services include the university’s careers centre, welfare service, a counselling service, chaplaincy and childcare provision.
Our dedicated psychology and sociology lecturers are all involved in compelling research, engaging in fields such as social, health and critical psychology. Our lecturers are continuously publishing and speaking to national and international audiences, with many books, journal articles and collaborative research projects published locally, nationally and internationally in the media.
Ongoing research work informs our teaching, making it contemporary, innovative and dynamic.
Our degrees enable students to acquire the essential research skills needed for investigating experience and behaviour, supporting students to develop the ability to conduct research independently.
Community participation and development
Teaching and research within the School of Applied Social Science is supported by our links with local communities.
The School’s close working relationship with the university’s Community University Partnership project (Cupp) allows us to offer our undergraduate students the opportunity to combine practical experience within a community or voluntary organisation with academic study.
The Community Participation and Development (CPD) module offers the opportunity to explore some of your personal values and aspirations while working for 30 to 50 hours on a relevant placement. Staff and students provide their skills and expertise, working alongside community organisations to help them achieve their aims. For example students on criminology courses may wish to work with a crime prevention organisation while sociology students may wish to work in a homeless shelter or a local pressure group.
It is offered in 10- and 20-credit modules at levels 2 and 3, and assessment is based on reflective as well as analytical assignments which encourage you to look at your own personal journey as well as the policy and practice of the organisation in which your placement is based.
We have limited places available on this course.
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Develop the capacity to apply psychological and social scientific knowledge and principles in all walks of life.
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