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De Montfort University

Criminology

UCAS Code: L390

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects.

Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

104 points including at least two subjects at Advanced Higher Level with one subject at grade C or better.

UCAS Tariff

112

Must be from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Criminology

This programme will help provide you with transferable skills useful in the criminal justice sector and allied career fields (social work, drugs and alcohol programmes). You can develop your practical experience through a wide range of volunteering opportunities (through the DMU Students' Union) in local criminal justice agencies, including HM Prison and Probation Service, youth offending services and victim support.

This is an applied course and you will learn first-hand from a team of experienced academics who have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the British Sociological Association.

You will study a range of topics, including Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Society, Crime, Risk and Community Safety, and Young People and the Criminal Justice System. As the course progresses, you will have the flexibility to tailor your learning through optional modules to your desired pathway.

Upon graduation there are a variety of career paths available, including policing, private security, crime prevention, victim support, prison and probation service, youth justice and drug and alcohol services.

Key features

- Choose to study Criminology to explore three key question, what is a crime, why does crime happen, and how can we prevent it. Or Choose to study Criminology with Psychology to focus on personality, social psychology and more.

- Recent graduates have gone on to work in sectors including policing, youth justice, victim support, social work, HM Prison & Probation Service and teaching.

- We have a large team of criminologists involved in teaching and research, most of whom have worked within criminal justice or allied fields and have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the British Sociological Association.

- Tailor your learning with optional modules that enable you to pursue your individual passions or career aspirations and are taught by experienced academics working at the cutting-edge of criminological research and working to promote SDG16 (for which DMU is the global academic hub) on Peace, Justice and Stronger Institutions.

- There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities available to Criminology students (through DMU Students’ Union) in local criminal justice agencies, including HM Prison Service, the National Probation Service, youth offending services and victim support.

- You will study a range of topics including punishment and society, drugs and substance abuse misuse, domestic violence, human trafficking and media and crime.

- Gain insight into criminological issues in other parts of the world through our DMU Global programme. Recent opportunities have seen Criminology students gain a better understanding of state crime at the Auschwitz concentration camp, explore sub-cultures in Chicago, and a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina to explore the experiences of victims of the Bosnia genocide.

Modules

FIRST YEAR: Introduction to Criminology; Research, Equality and Diversity; The Criminal Justice System and its Legislative Context; Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Society.

SECOND YEAR: Research for Effective Practice; Crime, Risk and Community Safety; Punishment and Society; Optional Modules.

THIRD YEAR: Dissertation; Young People and the Criminal Justice System; Critical Criminology; Victimology; International Perspectives.

Assessment methods

Your timetable will depend on your module choices; however, timetabled, taught time is on average 8-10 hours per week, which includes: lectures, workshops and seminars, personal tutorials. You are expected to engage in an additional 24 - 26 hours in independent study each week, and you will be allocated a personal tutor. Assessment methods include: essays, group and individual presentations, research, exams, phase tests.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Criminology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

56%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
35%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
12%
Protective service occupations

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Social studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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