Course: Applied Psychology, Law and Criminology Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus


Two years



This course has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to analyse and apply psychological, legal and criminological concepts in a variety of contexts.
The Applied Psychology component of the course will provide an introduction to the major topics in psychology such as cognition, emotion, personality, mental health, developmental psychology, social psychology, and research methods. Students will gain an understanding of the theoretical aspects of psychology. They will also learn about the application of psychological principles and techniques to everyday life.
The Applied Law component of the course will allow students to gain an understanding of the legal system, legal process, civil law, criminal law, contract law, tort law, family law, and constitutional law. Students will learn how to interpret and apply these laws in practical situations and understand how to assess legal issues.
The Criminology component of the course will provide an introduction to the study of crime and its causes. Students will gain an understanding of the major topics in criminology, such as the criminal justice system, theories of crime and deviance, criminal behaviour, victimology, and criminal law. They will learn about the various theories and research methods used to study crime and how to apply them in a variety of contexts.

Reasons to study with us…

  • This course will help you develop many transferable skills, including critical thinking, persuasive communication, research and analysis.
  • This course is equivalent to three A Levels
  • We offer the chance to enter the national law and criminological competitions when they arise


You will need to have achieved four GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 and above including English language.


After completing this course, you can progress to university to study degrees such as criminal justice, psychology, forensics, philosophy, counselling, law, sociology, policing and many more.

Career opportunities include forensic psychologist, barrister, probation officer, solicitor, police officer, paralegal, crime scene officer, mediator and rehabilitation counsellor.