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Criminology with Law BSc(Hons)
Criminology with Law BSc(Hons)

Criminology with Law BSc(Hons)

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

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Course Information

Why Criminology with Law

  • As crimes exists where laws prohibit behaviours and make provision for a criminal justice response, Criminology and Law are natural partners. Through a critical social sciences perspective this course will enable you to study the foundations of criminology in partnership with your study of legal systems, criminal law and legal evidence. You’ll explore key explanations for crimes and criminal offending, how crimes are defined and constructed, the work and practice of criminal justice systems and related work, as well as theories and practice of punishment and crime prevention.
  • Through the course you’ll have the opportunity to specialise your study around particular areas of interest in both criminology and law, from crime prevention, criminal justice and punishment, to particular types of crime or offending such as mentally disordered offenders or violent and organised crime. You’ll also be able to explore the law relating to particular criminological concerns, such as: medical, family, immigration and human rights law.

How will you learn

  • You’ll be taught by experts from both criminology and law disciplines who have a wide range of research, practice specialisms and knowledge of the areas you’ll study. From policing work, prisons, probation and offender management, sentencing, legal advocacy and criminal law practice, they’ll give you an insight into key contemporary debates, concerns and practices, as well as insight into what it’s like working in positions in the criminal justice or legal practice fields.
  • In your second year you’ll complete a compulsory work placement. Previous criminology students have worked with the police, youth offending teams, in prisons, restorative justice organisations, CCTV units as well as in voluntary agencies supporting offenders and victims in the community.
  • You could also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year.

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Year 1

  •  English Legal System and Method
  •  Exploring the Social Sciences
  •  Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  •  Law in Society

Year 2

  •  Criminological Explanations
  •  Human Rights Law
  •  Law of Torts
  •  Doing Research in Crime, Policing and Justice
  •  Exploring Work and Careers

Option modules. Choose one from a list which may include:

  •  Reducing Crime
  •  Working with offenders and Victims
  •  Approaches to Policing
  •  Violent Crime
  •  Organised and International Crime

You may also have the opportunity to study abroad (outside of Europe) for a term in your second year. Within Europe, the University is also part of Erasmus+, the European Commission’s Exchange programme, giving you the chance to study for part of your degree in another country.

Year 3

  •  Final Year Project for the Social Sciences
  •  Contemporary and Comparative Criminology

Option modules. Two options from a pool which may include:

  •  Childcare Law
  •  Family Law
  •  Medical Law and Ethics
  •  Immigration and Asylum Law
  •  Mental Health Law

Plus one option from a pool which may include:

  •  Experiencing Punishment and the Penal System
  •  Serious Crime Investigation
  •  Offenders and Mental Disorder
  •  Substance Misuse and Crime
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous Huddersfield Criminology graduates have gone on to roles relating to education, social services, healthcare, legal, research and military and protective services in organisations including Lancashire Constabulary, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Probation Trust, Offploy C.I.C, the National Probation Service, Her Majesty Prison Service Leeds, Private Prison Service, Wakefield Prison, NHS, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, YMCA, Warrington Community Living, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Active Social Care, British Transport Police, Calderdale Council, Leeds City Council, Kirklees Council, the UK Ministry of Justice, HSBC.**

*Percentage of graduates from this subject who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

**LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs).

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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