Introduction to Psychology and Criminology

This course is intended as an entry level course introducing students to key aspects of Social Sciences and Law.


New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell
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This course is available on the New College Lanarkshire website.


This course is intended as an entry level course introducing students to key aspects of Social Sciences and Law. You will study subjects such as Psychology, Sociology and aspects of Criminology with a particular focus on Crime and Deviance, Cyber Security and RMPS.

This January course will contain a mix of on campus and online learning.

While no formal qualifications are required, interest in the subject areas is essential along with good academic references.

Important note: Due to the high number of applications received, not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be selected for interview. All applicants must submit a personal statement and include all qualification details within their application. 

This course will consist of 12 credits delivered over the equivalent of 4 days (please note you may be required to attend for part-days spread over Monday to Friday). 

You will study a number of units within the Social Science framework and you will also have the chance to study elements of Cyber Security and Communication.


Successful completion of this course may lead to many full-time Level 5/6 courses including NQ Social Sciences, NQ Introduction to Law, NQ Psychology and Criminology amongst others.

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About New College Lanarkshire

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New College Lanarkshire is one of the largest colleges in Scotland and operates across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire with campuses in Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Hamilton and Broadwood.

New College Lanarkshire has more than 10,000 students enrolled on a mix of full-time, part-time, evening and commercial courses.

Lanarkshire is a great place to live and work and at New College Lanarkshire we recognise the critical role that the College must play in achieving the social, economic and cultural aspirations of our area.

We contribute to the advancement of Lanarkshire through the outstanding learning opportunities that we provide and the high impact partnerships that we have within the public, business and third sectors.

We know that education can transform the lives of individuals and we understand that learning can make it a better world for us all. It is our absolute belief in the positive power of education that motivates and directs our fantastic members of staff in all that they do.

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