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BA (hons) Criminology*

Award BA (Hons) Criminology*
UCAS Code M900
Locations Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury
Duration 3 Years (full-time)/4 Year (with Foundation Year)
Next Start 16 September 2019
Course Fees, per year £9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,500 (International)
 

Further information on course fees

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Three Year Full-time

Designed by practising criminologists, this three year degree programme will enable you to develop an understanding of contemporary criminology concepts and theories, looking at areas such as drugs, cybercrime, migration, mass incarceration, terrorism, and trafficking. Different perspectives of criminology will be explored, including feminism, race and cultural approaches.   

Aimed at students looking to work in the criminal justice sector or associated fields, this course benefits from both a theoretical basis as well as a vocational and applied nature. 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 dissertation in your final year or a research project and research methods module. 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.

With Foundation Year
(Four years)

UCAS Code         M910

Next start date  16 September 2019

The first year is a Foundation year which students study alongside our LLB (Law) students and is taught by our law tutors. This year focuses on developing the key skills required to undertake degree level study. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time BA (Hons) Criminology degree course.


Course Content

  Optional Foundation Year Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Set Modules

Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles

Academic and Report Writing

Numeracy 

Introduction to Marketing

Public/Private Law

Citizenship and the Law

Foundations of Criminology

Society and Punishment

Media, Crime and Control

Criminal Justice in Modern Britain

Contemporary Criminology

Drugs and the role they play in the Criminal Justice System

Gender, Sexuality and Crime

Zemiology (The Crimes of the Powerful and the Victimisation of the Poor)

Cybercrime

The Evolution of the Prison System

Urban Criminology

Youth, Culture and Controls

Research Methods

Dissertation/Research Project

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Modules   None

 

 

Choose three modules from:

Migration (Criminalisation of the Movement of People: Refugees)

Race, Religion and Ethnicity (Criminalisation of Communities)

Terrorism

The Politics of Policing


Course Structure

Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course.

  • Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
  • Year 2: 30 study weeks
  • Year 3: 30 study weeks

Assessment

Assessments are spread out throughout the duration of the course, rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year. This means at the end of each semester, you have a revision/consolidation week followed by two weeks for assessment in each module.

Method of Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used across the programme; these include invigilated unseen examinations, written coursework assignments, and a dissertation module. This variety of assessment techniques reflects the diversity of the curriculum and enables students a greater chance of success; by offering a variety of assessment methods, we aim to remove barriers to students who may find that more traditional ways of assessment do not truly reflect their abilities.

Your degree classification

You must pass each module to be awarded your degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.

In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as below.

 

Weighted average Degree classification
70% and above 1
60-69% 2.1
50-59% 2.2
40-49% 3

Course Fees

UK/EU Course Fee per year

£9,250

International course fees per year

£13,500

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