School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences

The School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences is comprised of a number of discipline areas including Psychology, Criminology, Social Work, Youth Work and Community Studies.

At Coventry University we have a strong focus on interaction from examining how people think and interact to studying a range of issues relating to crime, punishment and deviance in society. We are committed to developing a better understanding of human behaviour within a social context, looking at how to support people in need, including some of the most vulnerable people within our society.

By being part of our school, you can expect to be offered a range of opportunities, whether you are looking to explore our latest research, global networks and partnerships, experiment with the latest technology in our laboratories, or secure practical work experience opportunities that will help you to become a leader of the future. Our learning through exploration approach brings your subject to life. You will use our excellent facilities to simulate scenarios, putting theory into real-world situations. Drawing on the expertise and experience of our staff you will have practical advice and guidance on pursuing the career of your choice after graduation.

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Criminology BA

What are the causes of crime? How can crime be prevented? Do prisons work? What are the alternatives? Is sentencing fair? These are some of the cutting-edge questions we consider on our course.