Access to Professions in Psychology of Crime (Level 3)

Access courses are equivalent to three A-Levels. The course lasts for one year and on completion students typically go directly on to HE.


You will study modules in criminology, law and psychology.

Criminology units:

  • The Origins of Criminology
  • Criminal Justice and Social Policy
  • Theories of Crime Causation
  • Criminological Practice
  • Socio-biological Explanations of Crime

Law units:

  • Non-fatal Offences against the Person
  • Law and Morality
  • Homicide
  • Police Powers
  • Negligence

Psychology units:

  • Aggression
  • The Nature Nurture Debate
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Concepts of Normality and Mental Health

In addition to the above units, you will study a number of core skills units which will enable you to develop the academic skills necessary for studying on the Access to HE course and beyond. 


This pathway is designed for progression onto programmes with a focus on criminology and/ or criminal law. This course provides an excellent academic foundation and the majority of students’ progress to a range of HE courses.


In order to achieve this qualification you must achieve 60 Level 3 credits in a number of modules. You will be continuously assessed via a range of methods which include producing essays, presentations and timed assessments.





Avaliable at: University Centre at Salford City College



NameAvailable at:Academic Year
Access to Professions in Psychology of Crime Diploma Level 3 (No 16-18) University Centre at Salford City College 2021

Once you have selected the courses you are aplying for please click the applications link Top menu bar, on the right, to continue the application process.

Applications for academic Year 21/22 open on the 12th October 2020