Criminology and Psychology (BSc) course map

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Please note this course map is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

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Di Catherwood

"My research was focused for many years on infant cognition but recently I have studied adult cognition and decision-making in real-world contexts and also in laboratory studies of brain activity. My research has been funded by grants from ESRC, British Academy, Welcome Trust, as well as a MoD Competition of ideas, and recently by an Erasmus Plus grant with colleagues in Fire Services in UK and Europe. My research with the Fire Services examines fireground decision-making and situational awareness and this work has been awarded two research prizes as well as an Emerald Publishing Literati award."

  • Course Leader: Kerry Rees
  • Senior Tutor: Kerry Hughes

Level 4

Level 4 Notes: Level 4 and level 5 applies only to students starting in 2016/17 or later. Level 6 applies only to students starting in 15/16 or earlier.

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
NS4105: Thinking Like a Psychologist 30
NS4106: Developing Psychological Knowledge 30
NS4502: Criminal Justice: From Crime Scene to Court 30
NS4503: Foundations of Criminology 30

Level 5

Level 5 Notes: Level 4 and level 5 applies only to students starting in 2016/17 or later. Level 6 applies only to students starting in 15/16. To achieve BPS accreditation for GBC students must pass NS5110, NS5117 and NS5118.

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
NS5110: Development Across the Lifespan 15
NS5117: Research and Theory in Criminological Psychology 30
NS5118: Understanding the Criminal Mind 15
To complete your programme you must pass a minimum of 30 credits from the following:
NS5501: Crime and Society: Theorising Crime 30
NS5504: Forensic Criminology 15
NS5505: Crime Science 15
NS5506: Policing in the Community 15
Other modules that can be counted toward your programme include:
NS5001: Internship 15
NS5113: Forensic Psychology 15
NS5115: The Psychology of Wellbeing 15
NS5310: Fieldwork Elective: Social Sciences 15
NS5403: Crimes against Humanity 15
NS5404: Gender, Culture and Society 15
NS5405: Challenging Injustice: Welfare, Policy and Control 15

Level 6

Level 6 Notes: Level 6 applies only to students starting in 15/16 or earlier. To achieve BPS accreditation for GBC students must pass NS6101, NS6102 and NS6111.

Module CATs
Other modules that can be counted toward your programme include:
NS6001: Professional Experience 15
NS6103: Occupational Psychology 15
NS6104: Psychology of Gender and Sexuality 15
NS6106: Critical Practice in Psychology 15
NS6603: Counselling Models and Approaches 15
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
NS6109: Cognitive Neuroscience 15
NS6110: Critical Social Psychology 15
NS6117: Criminology & Psychology Dissertation 30
To complete your programme you must pass a minimum of 30 credits from the following:
NS6108: Working in Forensic Settings 15
NS6501: Comparative Perspectives on Criminal Justice 15
NS6502: Homicide and Victimology 15
NS6503: Environments of crime 15

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