BA/BSc (Hons) Criminology

Duration: 3 years

Course details

Thanks to this course, you will learn the understanding of the origins of and responses to criminal behaviour. This criminology degree will allow you to gain a wider understanding of this hotly debated political issue. It covers specialist areas that include youth violence and gangs, organised crime, and terrorism and security, as well as developing their understanding of criminological theories including the assumptions that underlie intervention and control. You’ll look in-depth at the Criminal Justice System, including the police, judiciary and prisons, examining the concept of justice and sentencing.


Year 1

  • The Criminal Justice System

  • Offending and Offenders

  • Study Skills and Criminological Research

  • Introduction to Theoretical Criminology

  • Crime, Justice and Society 

  • Undertaking Criminological Research

Year 2

  • Themes in Criminal Psychology

  • Policing and Society

  • Social Research Methods

  • Penology: Punishment and Rehabilitation

  • Victimology

  • Real World Criminology

Year 3

  • Working with Offenders

  • Investigation of Crime

  • International Criminology

  • Criminology: Theory and Practice

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of grades of BBC in A levels 
  • GCSE English at grade C or above

Career posibilities

This degree offers improved career opportunities within the Criminal Justice System, in particular, the police service, probation service and areas of victim support. You can become a police officer, criminal lawyer and teacher. This course is also a great preparation for further research or study.

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