Entry Requirements: ABB at A-Level or equivalent
Fees: £9,000 (UK/EU) per year, Scholarships available, see our Undergraduate Finance page .
£12,365 (International) per year, see our International finance page.
Course Start Date: October 2013
Length of Course: 3 years
The BA in Criminology is a three year, full-time campus-based degree programme. It focuses on issues such as: the motivations behind criminal or deviant behaviour; contemporary methods of policing; the workings of the criminal justice system, and policy development and practice around these key issues. You will have the opportunity to study criminology from a range of perspectives: social, historical, legal, political, and psychological.
In this film Dr James Treadwell talks about his research
and why he is so passionate about Criminology.
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Why Study Criminology at Leicester?
If you choose to study criminology at the University of Leicester you will be joining a thriving and internationally-renowned department. Leicester is one of the very few universities in the country to have its own department exclusively dedicated to researching and teaching criminology, and our students benefit from learning in an environment that is home to some of the UK's leading criminologists.
The success of the BA Criminology course is reflected in its very strong performance in the annual National Student Survey and we have been in the top 10 since the survey began in 2005. In the latest statistics for the last completed academic year (2010/11) the BA Criminology is ranked third in the country for courses of its type and sixth of all of the programmes across the University of Leicester in terms of course satisfaction. In 2012 the Department of Criminology was ranked in the top 5 in the Guardian's league table of social policy and administration departments(which includes criminology)
These statistics reflect the popularity of the course amongst its undergraduates as well as the dedication of the academic staff.
To get further information on the courses performance in the National Student Survey go to the 'Unistats' site at http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/, search for 'University of Leicester' in the 'Uni' category and 'social policy' under 'Subject'.
The data for the destination of students from the 2009/10 graduating cohort indicates that the proportion of graduates going into full-time work was higher than any other school or department in the University bar Medicine.
Come and Visit Us
We encourage all prospective students to visit the University if possible. Even if you already live in Leicester, an organised visit to the campus will allow you to find out more than you ever could from a book or website. The University of Leicester holds a number of Open Days throughout the year. These are an excellent opportunity to take a tour of the campus, view the accomodation and find out about the BA Criminology programme.
Next step: Book your place at the next open day
If you require further information about the BA Criminology programme please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section. You can also download a pdf of our BA Criminology brochure or request to be sent an information pack and prospectus in the post by following the link below.
We understand that choosing a degree programme and university is a difficult decision so please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Department if you have any further questions. Please contact the BA Course Administrator:
- Tel: + 44 (0) 116 252 3946/2458
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next step: Request an information pack and prospectus