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Criminology
Criminology BSc (Hons)
Criminology BSc (Hons)

Criminology BSc (Hons)

  • ID:US440109
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£75,900.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Course Information

What makes an act a crime? Who is a criminal? Why do people commit crime? How do they stop offending? What makes someone vulnerable to victimisation?

We recognise Criminology is a diverse area of study and offer you the opportunity to choose from these new specialist course routes:

BSc (Hons) Criminology (UCAS code M930)

You'll explore the key issues and debates around crime and victimisation in society today. You will cover topical and dynamic content, reflecting current issues, policy and practice within the criminal justice system. You'll understand the causes and consequences of crime and how we manage and respond to it as a society. We provide extensive opportunities for you to volunteer and gain career-relevant experience, to ensure you graduate with the transferable skills, broad knowledge-base and critical awareness that studying Criminology provides. You will take part in continuous training to become a social researcher - which is a valuable extra skill to have for future employment. If you want to work with some of the most vulnerable and dangerous people in society, we will help to equip you with the skills to do it.

BSc (Hons) Criminology: Criminology and Criminal Justice (UCAS code M931)

This pathway provides you with a working knowledge of criminological thought and detailed investment in more specific issues, debates, and research regarding the Criminal Justice System (CJS), and processes of justice more generally. You'll develop detailed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical approaches to and practise-based implementations of criminal justice systems; issues regarding the rights and access/barriers to justice for victims of crime and harm; and, processes of offender management, governance and rehabilitation.

BSc (Hons) Criminology: Vulnerability and Social Care (UCAS code M932)

This pathway will provide you with a strong working knowledge of theory and research on vulnerable populations, and practice-based approaches to counselling and safeguarding policies. It emphasises the development of critical awareness and practitioner approaches to social policies aimed at addressing social inequalities and social care; vulnerable populations and victimisation processes within public, domestic and institutional contexts; approaches to safeguarding and accountability; and, core counselling skills, practises, and help strategies.

BSc (Hons) Criminology: Inequality and Social Justice (UCAS code M933)

This pathway specialises in criminological issues which intersect with social inequalities such as gender, sex, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. A strong emphasis is placed on social justice, such as persecution, exploitation, and discrimination – issues that, more often than not, escape conventional notions of criminal justice. It emphasises the development of detailed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical and empirical relationships between power, inequalities, and social change, especially in relation to the impact of globalisation; global and local issues regarding diversity, discrimination and human rights; and theories and practises of exploitation, hatred, and persecution in relation to issues such as homophobia and sex work.

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BSc (Hons) Criminology (UCAS code M930)

Year 1 (national level 4)

Core modules:

  • Criminology: Theories, Trends and Myths (30 credits)
  • Criminal Justice: Theory and Practice (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 60 credits):

  • The Youth Paradox: Criminological Perspectives of Young People (30 credits)
  • Victims/Survivors: Rights and Redress (30 credits)
  • Social Inequalities in Society (30 credits)
  • Social Policy in Action (30 credits)
  • Everyone’s Accountable: Safeguarding to Promote, Prevent, Protect (30 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5)

Core modules:

  • Theoretical Perspectives: Crime, Harm and Social Justice (30 credits)
  • Offender Rehabilitation and Risk Management (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 60 credits):

  • Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice (30 credits)
  • Policing in Context: Past, Present, Future (30 credits)
  • Researching Society: Private, Public and Third Sector Organisations (30 credits)
  • Researching Society with Placement (30 credits)
  • Social Science Research and Inquiry (30 credits)
  • Gender, Diversity and Human Rights: Global Perspectives (30 credits)
  • Counselling Skills: Theory into Practice (30 credits)

Year 3 (national level 6)

Core module:

  • New Horizons in Crime and Justice (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 90 credits):

  • Doing Desistance: Becoming an Ex-Offender (30 credits)
  • Selling Sex: Theory, Policy and Practice (30 credits)
  • Pathologising Crime: Disability, Confinement and Justice (30 credits)
  • Social Science Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Social Science Work Based Dissertation (60 credits)
  • From Witchcraft to Homophobia: The Sociology of Hatred and Persecution (30 credits)
  • 'Race’ and Racialisation in Society (30 credits)
  • Taking Control: Counselling and Help Strategies (30 credits)

BSc (Hons) Criminology: Criminology and Criminal Justice (UCAS code M931)

Year 1 (national level 4)

Core modules:

  • Criminology: Theories, Trends and Myths (30 credits)
  • Criminal Justice: Theory and Practice (30 credits)
  • Victims/Survivors: Rights and Redress (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 30 credits):

  • Social Inequalities in Society (30 credits)
  • Social Policy in Action (30 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5)

Core modules:

  • Theoretical Perspectives: Crime, Harm and Social Justice (30 credits)
  • Offender Rehabilitation and Risk Management (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 60 credits):

  • Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice (30 credits)
  • Policing in Context: Past, Present, Future (30 credits)
  • Researching Society: Private, Public and Third Sector Organisations (30 credits)
  • Researching Society with Placement (30 credits)
  • Social Science Research and Inquiry (30 credits)

Year 3 (national level 6)

Core modules:

  • New Horizons in Crime and Justice (30 credits)
  • Doing Desistance: Becoming an Ex-Offender (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 90 credits):

  • Selling Sex: Theory, Policy and Practice (30 credits)
  • Pathologising Crime: Disability, Confinement and Justice (30 credits)
  • Social Science Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Social Science Work-Based Dissertation (60 credits)
  • From Witchcraft to Homophobia: The Sociology of Hatred and Persecution (30 credits)

BSc (Hons) Criminology: Vulnerability and Social Care (UCAS code M932)

Year 1 (national level 4)

Core modules:

  • Criminology: Theories, Trends and Myths (30 credits)
  • Criminal Justice: Theory and Practice (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 60 credits):

  • Victims/Survivors: Rights and Redress (30 credits)
  • Social Inequalities in Society (30 credits)
  • Social Policy in Action (30 credits)
  • Everyone’s Accountable: Safeguarding to Promote, Prevent, Protect (30 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5)

Core modules:

  • Theoretical Perspectives: Crime, Harm and Social Justice (30 credits)
  • Offender Rehabilitation and Risk Management (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 60 credits):

  • Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice (30 credits)
  • Researching Society: Private, Public and Third Sector Organisations (30 credits)
  • Researching Society with Placement (30 credits)
  • Social Science Research and Inquiry (30 credits)
  • Counselling Skills: Theory into Practice (30 credits)

Year 3 (national level 6)

Core modules:

  • New Horizons in Crime and Justice (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 90 credits):

  • Pathologising Crime: Disability, Confinement and Justice (30 credits)
  • Social Science Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Social Science Work Based Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Taking Control: Counselling and Help Strategies (30 credits)

BSc (Hons) Criminology: Inequality and Social Justice (UCAS code M933)

Year 1 (national level 4):

Core modules:

  • Criminology: Theories, Trends and Myths (30 credits)
  • Criminal Justice: Theory and Practice (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 60 credits):

  • The Youth Paradox: Criminological Perspectives of Young People (30 credits)
  • Victims/Survivors: Rights and Redress (30 credits)
  • Social Inequalities in Society (30 credits)
  • Social Policy in Action (30 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5):

Core modules:

  • Theoretical Perspectives: Crime, Harm and Social Justice (30 credits)
  • Offender Rehabilitation and Risk Management (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 60 credits):

  • Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice (30 credits)
  • Researching Society: Private, Public and Third Sector Organisations (30 credits)
  • Researching Society with Placement (30 credits)
  • Social Science Research and Inquiry (30 credits)
  • Gender, Diversity and Human Rights: Global Perspectives (30 credits)

Year 3 (national level 6):

Core modules:

  • New Horizons in Crime and Justice (30 credits)

Optional modules (choose 90 credits):

  • Selling Sex: Theory, Policy and Practice (30 credits)
  • Pathologising Crime: Disability, Confinement and Justice (30 credits)
  • Social Science Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Social Science Work Based Dissertation (60 credits)
  • From Witchcraft to Homophobia: The Sociology of Hatred and Persecution (30 credits)
  • ‘Race’ and Racialisation in Society (30 credits)

 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A degree in Criminology creates a number of career options and you will graduate ready to work in a range of employment settings due to the transferable skills and critical awareness studying Criminology provides. Your skills in analysing data, undertaking research and developing strong arguments will be highly valued by many employers. 

Previous graduates now work in various roles within and beyond the criminal justice sector such as policing, probation, youth justice, fields of education, working with vulnerable adults, victim support and roles within the government. 

Many of our graduates also choose to continue their studies at masters and PhD level. 

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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