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Criminology BSc (Hons)
Criminology BSc (Hons)

Criminology BSc (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Course Information

This undergraduate criminology course at Northumbria University is the ideal choice for anyone with a critical and enquiring mind. If you have an interest in the causes of crime and victimisation, and the ways in which societies respond to crime, this course is for you.

You will learn from an experienced academic team who span a range of specialist backgrounds. Members of our team hold leading roles in professional associations, including the British Society of Criminology.

From day one you will gain invaluable insight into the complex areas of crime, deviance, and social policy

As the course progresses you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to the real world via a work placement and a series of modules that allow you to plan, conduct, and analyse research first-hand.

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Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year 1

CR4001 -
Explaining Crime (Core,20 Credits)
CR4004 -
Victims and Victimisation (Core,20 Credits)
CR4012 -
Real World Research 1 (Core,20 Credits)
CR4013 -
Crime Myths and Realities (Core,20 Credits)
CR4014 -
Identity and Diversity in Criminology (Core,20 Credits)
CR4015 -
The Criminal Justice System 1 (Core,20 Credits)
YC5001 -
Academic Language Skills for Humanities & Social Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 2

AD5019 -
Social Sciences Study Abroad (60 credit) (Optional,60 Credits)
CR5001 -
Concepts, Perspectives and Theories in Criminology (Core,20 Credits)
CR5007 -
Sex Work: Theory, Practice, Regulation (Optional,20 Credits)
CR5008 -
Youth, Crime and Deviance (Optional,20 Credits)
CR5019 -
Contemporary Issues in Criminality (Core,20 Credits)
CR5020 -
The Criminal Justice System 2 (Core,20 Credits)
CR5021 -
Crime and Media (Optional,20 Credits)
CR5022 -
Drugs, Crime and Society (Optional,20 Credits)
SO5011 -
Real World Research 2 (Core,20 Credits)
YC5001 -
Academic Language Skills for Humanities & Social Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 3

AD5017 -
Social Sciences Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
AD5018 -
Social Sciences Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)
AT5004 -
Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
AT5007 -
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)




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Pre Courses

International Foundation Programme – Humanities and Social Science:

  • The International Foundation Programme in Humanities and Social Science is ideal if you are looking to study a humanities or social science-related undergraduate degree.
  • This programme has been designed specifically to support international students who wish to study an undergraduate degree at Northumbria University. You will study on the Humanities and Social Sciences pathway to prepare you for your undergraduate degree in a range of Humanities and Social Sciences degrees at Northumbria University.
  • You will study a combination of Humanities and Social Science modules alongside an English module and an Academic Practice module. The combination of modules will enable you to develop key skills and understanding in language, study skills, critical thinking and a good understanding of knowledge relevant to Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

In Criminology, our approach to teaching evolves in line with changes in the sector. Multi-agency working is become more commonplace and this has led to a greater need for graduates with highly developed inter-personal skills. Research skills are also in greater demand than ever before.

The BSc provides you with the chance to take part in optional work experience modules and placements. This includes working with the police, within a prison or within the public/voluntary sector. There are also opportunities to spend a semester or year abroad to experience the study of criminology in an alternative culture.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single: 300 GBP/year

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