Psychology with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, BSc
By member417872 On
5th November 15
If you love studying crime and psychology then this course is perfect, it gives you the right balance between the two, the workload is a bit of a handful but it's fine once you've settled into a routine.
Not a lot of support for some pieces of work. Lots of inconsistency in marking. Haven't seen a tutor once this year. Little instruction in to what actually is going on, kind of get the information chucked at you a week before something has to happen. Some of the content is repeated from a level, this is good/bad.
Psychology in general doesn't promise great jobs prospects no matter where you go, but at Plymouth the staff are super friendly, lectures aren't TOO boring, and my personal tutor is super helpful! They also hold weekly coffee hours where they have biscuits (!!) and let you ask questions. The lecturers also seem really updated/at the front of current research.
Some of the modules I have felt have not been great, such as the Psyc107 module where we learnt more about a lecturers personal life, than gaining work experience and life skills. Some lecturers erm and ar a lot when delivering lectures and almost don't seem to know the material themselves. Some are too fast paced or to monotone. However, the majority, especially those helping you in smaller workshop groups, are very good. It is good value for money in terms of the equipment we can use for experiments. However, as we barely have any lectures, everything is submitted online, we had a month of in January for first year and we finish in mid May, it definitely isn't worth £9000.
I love this course! I feel that Plymouth really provides a variety of areas within Psychology you can explore through coursework, exams, seminars. The lecturers are really good and enthusiastic about their subject, they are really helpful if you have any questions and quick to answer through email. Plymouth also helped me find a placement so I did a year in industry which really helped me decide what I want to do as a career.
It's a very friendly place and I definitely felt like people were very supportive, which was very important for me as I was very shy and introverted when I came here (ahm....still am ). Overall, I have enjoyed my experience and I definitely recommend the course to anyone who's interested in psychology.