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Bachelor of Criminology (Hons)
Bachelor of Criminology (Hons)

Bachelor of Criminology (Hons)

  • ID:UB440162
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,900.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59

Course Information

Criminology examines the problem of crime, why people offend and how crime is controlled.

This course will prepare you for a career in the criminal justice system or wider human services as you develop both theory and practical skills and understand how to apply them in real-world settings.

World-leading research into community safety, offending and youth justice informs this course.

The course draws on world-leading research from The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking. It also explores child development, child protection, welfare and the right to equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social inequalities.

  • Develop your research skills through your independent project
  • Study informed by world-leading research with staff expert in research and professional practise in Criminology
  • Develop the ability to make sound judgements based on your in-depth knowledge
  • Explore your commitment to the principle of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Benefit from a course that can lead you into careers in the criminal justice system, or the wider human services, including youth justice and youth work, offending teams, policing, community safety, local government and research into criminal behaviour

Graduates of this degree also benefit from opportunities for postgraduate study at the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime.

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  • Anti-Racism: Movements And Campaigns (ASS101-1) Compulsory
  • Career Planning For Social Scientists (ASS102-1) Compulsory
  • Introducing Academic Skills (ASS103-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Criminology (ASS073-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Research And Social Enquiry (ASS100-1) Compulsory
  • Law, Society And Controversy (ASS071-1) Compulsory
  • Research 1: Collecting Data (ASS110-2) Compulsory
  • Research 2: Exploring Data (ASS113-2) Compulsory
  • The Contemporarised Criminalogical Environment (ASS117-2) Compulsory
  • The Social Sciences At Work (ASS099-2) Compulsory
  • Theorising Crime, Punishment And Justice (ASS100-2) Compulsory
  • Crimes Of The Powerful (ASS056-2) Optional
  • Cybercrime (ASS112-2) Optional
  • Gangs And Serious Youth Violence (ASS067-2) Optional
  • Rehabilitation Of The Offender: Probation, Restoration And Social Justice (ASS097-2) Optional
  • Sonic Surveillance: 'Race', Rap, And Criminal Justice (ASS111-2) Optional
  • Victims And Victimology (ASS075-2) Optional
  • Independent Project In Criminology (ASS117-3) Compulsory
  • Urban Crime (ASS144-3) Compulsory
  • Crime And Media (ASS102-3) Optional
  • Green Criminology: Environmental Crime And Ecological Justice (ASS143-3) Optional
  • Terrorism In A Global Context (ASS141-3) Optional
  • Violence In Modern Society (ASS148-3) Optional
  • Youth Justice: Models And Approaches (ASS137-3) Optional
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Pre Courses

​A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Why study a degree with a Foundation Year?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course is designed to facilitate your entry to a career in the field of human services with a particular emphasis on criminal justice. Careers include teaching criminology, youth justice and youth work, offending teams, policing, community safety, local government and research into criminal behaviour.

Typical destinations for Criminology students include:

  • Criminal Justice such as Youth Justice or NOMs organisations including the private sector identified by government as contributing to the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda. For example, Sodexo Justices Services and Interserve
  • Local and Central Government (Civil Service)
  • Charity Organisations but more specifically charities committed to work with offenders similar in nature to St Mungo's and St Giles Trust.
  • Research Posts in the private and public sectors
  • Further study at Masters level

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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