Does crime shape our legal system or does the law dictate our social reaction to crime? This new course examines the nature of crime, its causes and the legal responses to it.
104 – 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components or equivalent
Enrich your learning of criminology by studying law as a complementary subject. Investigate law-breaking and the construction of legal systems, criminal law and legal evidence, along with the often-emotive issues surrounding crime, punishment and justice
Studying criminology gives you a deep understanding of crime which complements and contextualises legal study – useful for those looking to work in the criminal justice system and other related services
Learn from research-active social scientists in fields including society and social formation, social anthropology, criminology, cultural diversity and social welfare
Choose from either a 30-week ‘sandwich’ placement or a shorter four-week placement to provide you with important work experience
Develop your own piece of research based on a topic that interests you, or aligns itself with your future career or study plans, in your final year dissertation.
This course is ranked 14th in its subject area according to the 2022 Guardian League Tables. You’ll be career-ready with 85% of our graduates in employment or further study after 15 months.
Academic & Professional Practice
Collaborative Communication Project
Understanding Contemporary Britain
Law & Government
Introduction to Criminological Theory
Key Themes and Perspectives in Criminology
Introduction to Social Research
Crime and the Criminal Justice System
Legal Skills & Systems
Qualitative Research Skills
The Impact of Crime
Human Rights Law
Option units (choose two)
Contemporary Social Theory
Crime, Health and Society
Growing up and Growing old
Practical Administrative Law
Ethnographies of Crime and Policing
Human Trafficking and Criminality
Doing Ethnographic Research
You can opt to take a longer sandwich placement (30 weeks) for the third year of an extended four year degree. This gives you the chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
Whether you choose the three- or four-year option, you will complete the following units in your final year.
Criminology of Organisations
Option units (choose two):
Drugs, Crime and Society
Seekers, Believers and Iconoclasts
Terrorism, Protection & Society
Anthropology of International Intervention
Crime and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century
Politics and Ideology
Public International & International Criminal Law
Health Care Law
Government and civil service
Counselling charities and the voluntary sector
International development and aid
Marketing and policy research
Welfare and housing associate professional
Journalism and media
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