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Social Psychology – Criminology

Open up a world of Degree options with this exciting new Social Psychology Diploma where you will study A Level Psychology, A Level Sociology and Level 3 Criminology. The Social Psychology course has been put together so that you can choose between a vast range of Degrees ranging from anything Psychology and Sociology related including Forensics, Nursing, Law and Teaching.

A Level Psychology provides you with a sound understanding of the various methods and approaches within Psychology and develops your ability to interpret, evaluate and comment.

A Level Sociology gives you the knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary social processes and structures and an appreciation of the significance of theoretical and conceptual issues in the sociological debate, along with an understanding of the sociological methodology and a range of research methods.

These 2 A levels are complementary and you will develop skills that will help you both in everyday life and in the workplace.

You will also develop an understanding of the different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported. Understanding why people commit crime forms part of the course as well as exploring the justice system from the moment a crime has been identified to the verdict.

Finally, you will apply your understanding of the awareness of criminality, criminological theories and the process of bringing an accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social control to deliver social justice policy.

This broad-based qualification will give you a solid foundation for further study or careers in law, criminology, psychology, sociology, business, marketing, public services, philosophy, forensics, probation studies, youth justice, criminal justice, childhood studies, social work, HR or policing.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 including English and maths

What you will study

  • Psychology – Social Influence, Memory, Attachment, Approaches, Psychopathology, Research Methods, Biopsychology, Issues & Debates, Gender, Schizophrenia, Forensic Psychology
  • Sociology – Education, Families & Households, Research Methods, Global Development & Crime & Deviance with Theory & Methods
  • Criminology – Changing Awareness of Crime, Criminological Theories, Crime Scene to Courtroom, Crime & Punishment

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Clinical Psychology BSc
  • Psychology BSc
  • Child Psychology BSc
  • Forensic Psychology BSc
  • Sociology BA
  • Peace Studies BA
  • Global Development BA
  • Childhood Studies BA


  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Disability Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Radiographer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Podiatrist
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