BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

Duration: 3 years

Course details

The Bachelor in Criminology is a diverse, stimulating and challenging subject. It covers many disciplines such as psychology, sociology, social policy, law, biology in order to investigate high social problems of our time: What are the causes of crime? What should we do about it?  How best can we support victims of crime?


Year 1

  • Understanding Criminal Justice

  • Criminological Theory

  • Understanding Crime, Victims and Society

  • Understanding Society

  • Conflict, Crisis and Change

  • Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion

Year 2

  • Contemporary Issues in Substance Misuse

  • Understanding Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice

  • Professional Practice

  • Society: Problems and Solutions

  • Violence and Conflict

  • Equality and Diversity

Year 3

  • Critical Issues in Criminal Investigations

  • Understanding Homicide

  • Terrorism, Security and the War on Terror

  • Conflict, War and Peace

  • Social Policy and Young People

  • Sociology of Sport

Entry requirements

  • UCAS: 104 tariff points which include Law, History, and Literature or Psychology subjects
  • GCSEs: minimum of grade C in English language and mathematics

Career posibilities

This programme gives you access to careers in the criminal justice system across. Popular routes include the police, prison, probation, protection and victim support services. There are also opportunities in areas related to the justice system such as social work, drug and housing agencies. Many graduate students also progress to postgraduate studies and research in social sciences.

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