Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and the human mind. At Middlesex University Dubai, we offer a solid grounding in modern psychology – a body of theoretical and practical knowledge concerning human behaviour and experiences. This programme combines a broad education in psychology with a specialist strand to develop understanding of psychological aspects of criminal behaviour and legal system.
You will focus on the systems and theories that underpin both psychology and criminology, culminating in the submission of a portfolio of research and knowledge. This degree allows you to combine the study of criminology with modern scientific methods of psychology so you can gain an understanding of criminal behaviours and their effects. Graduates of the programme will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialised postgraduate training to become qualified to practice as forensic psychologist, and work along with legal and justice system.
Combining Psychology with another Discipline
This Honours degree programme offers students a solid grounding in Psychology but also allows some specialisation in complementary areas through the various pathways available. The programme is specifically designed for those who wish to investigate and support the psychological elements of legal proceedings in court and criminal investigations. The psychology programme has a strong focus on the practical investigation of human behaviour, culminating in the opportunity to undertake an independent piece of research in the final year.
Why Study BSc Honours Psychology with Criminology?
Forensic psychology is continually growing as a field and skilled graduates are in high demand. Our BSc in psychology with criminology is tailored towards the student who has ambitions to work within the criminal justice system. You’ll build up a range of skills by examining theoretical and scientific approaches to criminology, human behaviour, and psychology. You’ll also gain understanding of the psychological issues associated with criminal behaviour and the treatment of people who have committed criminal offences. Successful completion of the programme allows students to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychology Society, which is an important first step for those who wish to pursue further training in areas such as forensic and criminology etc.
The Criminology modules of this programme focus on criminality and social orders in particular, while the Psychology modules give you the broader picture and insights on human behaviours in general. This course will equip you with a wide range of transferrable and practical skills that will aid in both psychology and law-related and other careers or further studies.
It is important to note that though as a graduate of this programme you will not be qualified to practice as either a counsellor or psychologist, but you will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialised postgraduate training leading into these professions.