Psychology is the scientific study of behavior 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 behavior and experiences. This program combines a broad education in psychology with a specialist strand to understand the psychological aspects of criminal behavior and the 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 behaviors and their effects. Graduates of the program will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialized postgraduate training to become qualified to practice as a forensic psychologist and work along with the legal and justice system.
Combining Psychology with another Discipline
This Honours degree program offers students a solid grounding in Psychology but also allows some specialization in complementary areas through the various pathways available. The program is specifically designed for those who wish to investigate and support the psychological elements of legal proceedings in court and criminal investigations. The psychology program has a strong focus on the practical investigation of human behavior, 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 behavior, and psychology. You’ll also gain an understanding of the psychological issues associated with criminal behavior and the treatment of people who have committed criminal offenses. Successful completion of the program 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 program focus on criminality and social orders in particular, while the Psychology modules give you a broader picture and insights on human behaviors 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 program you will not be qualified to practice as either a counsellor or psychologist, you will be eligible and well-prepared to undertake specialized postgraduate training leading into these professions.
Mode of Study Options: It is expected that by September 2021, we will have In-person classes, and these could be supported by an online element. It is too early to commit to a 100% Online at present as it will depend on the Health & Safety situation and KHDA permissions. We can say at present that if the Health & Safety situation warrants it, there could be 100% online along with in-person classes.