|Course Title||UCAS Code||Duration||Typical Offer|
|BA Criminology||M930||Three years full-time||ABB|
This is for you if… you are fascinated by crime and its causes, how offenders are punished, how victims are treated and how the criminal justice system functions, from the police through the courts to prison and beyond.
International students can progress directly on to this course from the International Foundation Year in Economics, Business and Social Sciences.
First year modules are designed to enable you to develop a sound understanding and awareness of the central topics involved in the study of crime. You will attend six core modules which comprise of four introductory criminology modules:
- ‘Crime in Focus’ aims to challenge your perceptions about crime and criminal behaviour.
- ‘Theories of Crime and Criminality’ critically outlines the key theories you’ll need for the rest of the course.
- ‘Introduction to Criminal Justice’ covers the central tenets of the criminal justice system.
- ‘Victims and Offenders’ addresses issues relating to those who commit crime and those who suffer from it.
...plus two core sociological modules that provide the necessary background to the rest of the degree: ‘Society in Transformation’ and ‘Research Methods 1’, which is an introduction to the methods required to conduct criminological research.
By the end of your first year you will have a good grasp of the central topics that inform the study of crime and society, and will have developed the necessary skills you need to see you through your degree programme.
Second and Third Years
Core modules during the second year include: Policing; Prisons, Probation and Punishment; Psychology and Crime; The Sociology of Deviance; and Research Methods 2. You also have the opportunity to take an option module. The third year comprises only one core module, Clinical Criminology, plus the dissertation and three optional modules. Current optional modules available in your second and third year include:
- Advanced Policing
- Crime and the Media
- Crime, Law and Justice
- Crime, Technology and Social Control
- Cultures of Crime
- Drugs, Crime and Society
- Experiencing the Criminal Justice System
- Forensic Science and Criminal Justice
- Hate Crime
- Working in Criminal Justice
- Youth Crime and Justice