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BA (Hons) Criminology
BA (Hons) Criminology

BA (Hons) Criminology

  • ID:UY440047
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A levels, AAB

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma, 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma, DDD

  • Cambridge Pre-U, D3, D3, M2

  • European Baccalaureate, An overall average of 80%

  • International Baccalaureate, 35 points overall

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS (Academic and Indicator), 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 176, with a minimum of 169 in each component

  • Duolingo, 110 overall, with a minimum of 100 in each component

  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language), Grade C

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT, B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component

  • TOEFL, 87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Merit in all components


Course Information

Explore what crime means in our culture and society and how it affects our lives.

Look beyond traditional views and develop new ways of thinking about the effects of crime, how it impacts individuals and societies and how we respond to it.

Challenge your own opinions about the nature of crime and disorder and learn to evaluate evidence, think critically and craft arguments – attributes valued by employers. After a core introduction to Criminology you can tailor your degree to your developing specialist interests.

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Year 1

You'll be introduced to the core aspects of criminology, policy, crime and criminal justice.

Core modules

You will take core modules which may include:

  • Introducing Social Policy 

  • Introducing Criminal Justice 

  • Introduction to Sociological Theory 

  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance 

Year 2

You'll learn how social, cultural and policy changes shape criminal activities and you'll develop social research skills. You can also choose an area of interest from a range of options.

Core modules

You will take core modules which may include:

  • Crime, Culture and Social Change 

  • Doing Research 

  • Debates in Criminal Justice 

Option modules

Your option module choices may include:

  • Popular Culture, Media and Society 

  • Social Inequalities 

  • Victimisation and Social Harm 

  • Policy Process 

  • Contemporary Political Sociology 

  • Gender, Sexuality and Inequalities 

  • Sociology of Health and Illness 

  • Division and Inequalities: Race and Ethnicity, Class and Religion 

  • Nature, Culture and Technology 

  • Social Interactions and Conversation Analysis 

  • Understanding Childhood and Youth 

  • Communities, Advocacy and Social Change 

Year 3

The focus of your final year will be your 10,000-word dissertation. You'll work with an academic supervisor to identify and interrogate an original research question.

Core modules

You will take core modules which may include:

  • Criminology Dissertation 

  • Theoretical Criminology 

Option modules

You will take a selection of option modules, examples of which may include:

  • Crime, Gender and Sexuality 

  • The Racial State 

  • Drugs: Prevalence, Policy and Practice 

  • Prisons and Penal Policy 

  • Crime and Punishment 

  • Morbidity Culture and Corpses 

  • Body and Society 

  • Advanced Social Theory 

  • Welfare States and Economic Crises 

  • Humans and Other Animals 

  • The Global Transformation of Health 

  • Emotions in the Social World 

  • Sociology of the Future 

  • Education Policy: Divisions and Inequalities 

  • Migration, Immigration, and Social Policy 

  • Migration and Tourism 

  • Sociology of the North 

  • Working in the Criminal Justice System 

  • Crime, Media and Culture 

  • Criminal Justice and Policing 

  • Wellbeing of Children and Young People 

  • Gender, Violence and Justice 

  • Environmental Justice, Harm and Policy 

  • Welfare Imaginaries 

  • Health Policy and Delivery 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous graduates have gone on to succeed in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Criminal justice, policing and law

  • Social research

  • Education

  • Media and creative industries

  • Health and cultural services

  • Charity sector

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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