BA (Hons)

Criminology

The BA (Hons) Criminology is an undergraduate degree designed to allow you to delve into the fascinating and diverse world of criminology, exploring areas such as drugs, cybercrime and terrorism. With this course you’ll be able to develop an understanding of contemporary criminology concepts and theories, looking at how they are viewed from a variety of perspectives. If you have aspirations of working in the criminal justice sector and want to build a strong overview of criminology and its effects within modern society, then this course is an excellent place to start.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBC

GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

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Next start date

September 2020

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Course Details

Full-time three year Criminology

UCAS code: M900

Designed by practising criminologists, this three year degree programme will allow you to look at areas such as drugs, cybercrime, migration, mass incarceration, terrorism, and trafficking in detail. You’ll get to consider how these areas are viewed by groups from various backgrounds and with different outlooks, including how gender, race and cultural perspectives and issues can impact opinion.

This course is particularly interesting if you’re looking to work in the criminal justice sector or associated fields. You’ll benefit from learning in various ways, giving you a well-rounded understanding of both the theory and practice of criminology. This will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of criminology and apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions.

You will learn through a variety of group sessions, workshops, digital media and a wide range of learning resources, completing a research methods module and a dissertation or research project in your final year. In addition to your knowledge of criminology, you will gain a wide range of analytical, research, problem solving and communication skills, which are in high demand by employers.

Foundation Year (Four year)

UCAS code: M910

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start your LLB. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our 
three year degrees.

Programme Demands

This document explains the demands of the course in order that applicants with special needs can assess their ability to undertake the course. Please click here to download the programme demands document.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Science

Semester 1

  • Foundations of Criminology
  • Society and Punishment
  • Media Crime and Control

Semester 2

  • Drugs in the Criminal Justice System
  • Criminal Justice in Modern Britain
  • Contemporary Criminology

Semester 1

  • Gender, Sexuality and Crime
  • The Evolution of the Prison System
  • Research Methods

Semester 2

  • Youth and Crime
  • Zemiology (Social Harms)
  • Cybercrime

Semester 1

  • Urban Criminology - The City and Globalisation
  • Migration
  • Dissertation (all year double module)

Semester 2

  • Dissertation (all year double module)

Choose two*:

  • Race, Ethnicity and Religion
  • Terrorism
  • The Politics of Policing

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

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Want to boost your leadership skills?

In the summer after Year 2 of this course you have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin.

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Course Start Dates

  • BA (Hons) Criminology
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • BA (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • BA (Hons) Criminology
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • BA (Hons) Criminology with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.

Please note: These documents are still being developed, please check back at a later date to get a full breakdown of the dates for this course.

Calendar

 

At the end of each semester you’ll get a week for revision before two weeks of assessments.

Exams: Two hours, ten multiple choice questions and two long-form questions

Coursework: Essay, project report or portfolio

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We run mock assessments to allow you to practise before too.

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You must pass each module to be awarded your degree. A pass mark is 40% and above.

70%                  1

60-69%             2.1

50-59%             2.2

40-49%             3

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UK/EU students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £13,750

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