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Criminology

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above.

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including a Higher Level at grade 6.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a Grade B at A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Criminology

We’ve ranked Top 15 in the UK for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2022).

Why Criminology?
Crime is a feature of social life in every community and society throughout the world. Behaviours regarded as crime constantly change and as such the need for criminal justice agencies and governments to understand crime and how to reduce it continues to rise. This course will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need for a future career that may include working with offenders, victims, criminal justice organisations, crime reduction roles, and many other exciting career paths.

You’ll study a wide spectrum of criminal behaviour, from petty theft through to state-sponsored terrorism. And you’ll be encouraged to explore ways to explain crime, investigate crime, reduce crime and respond to crime. This exploration will provide you with a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system including the Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

How will you learn?
* This course uses a range of teaching methods to engage and inspire you. You’ll have the chance to hear from guest speakers such as police officers, drug outreach workers and criminal justice staff.

* You’ll take part in debates about the latest issues, such as why people commit crime, how to stop crime, and how to prevent people being victimised.

* You’ll have the opportunity to investigate fascinating topics such as sexual offending, cyber crime, environmental crime, criminal investigation, mental health and crime, and violent crime.

* You’ll be taught by who have a wide range of research specialisms and who are experts in their field.

* Many tutors have worked in the criminal justice system or the voluntary sector, and they’ll use their expertise to give you practical examples of the work you could end up doing.

* You'll be assigned one of our expert tutors who will act as your Personal Academic Tutor throughout the duration of your course.

* In your second year you’ll complete a compulsory work experience, helping you put the skills and knowledge gained on the course into practice. Previous work experiences within the criminology and policing subject area have included working with youth offending teams, in prisons, police stations, courts, as well as in voluntary agencies supporting offenders and victims in the community.

* In your second year you may also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term.

Modules

Year 1
Exploring the Social Sciences
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
Human Rights in Contemporary Society
Myths and Realities of Crime

Year 2
Criminological Explanations
Reducing Crime
Exploring Work and Careers
Doing Research in Crime, Policing and Justice

Option modules. Choose one from a list which may include:
Working with offenders and Victims
Approaches to Policing

Plus one from a list which may include:
Gender Sexuality and Crime
Violent Crime
Organised and International Crime

Year 3
Final Year Project for the Social Sciences
Contemporary and Comparative Criminology

Option modules. Choose one from Pool A, one from Pool B and one from either Pool A or Pool B, from a list which may include:

Pool A
Experiencing Punishment and the Penal System
Serious Crime Investigation

Pool B
Offenders and Mental Disorder
Race; Ethnicity and Difference
Substance Misuse and Crime
Terrorism and Conflict Resolution

Assessment methods

Assessment will include coursework, presentations, work-based learning and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences (HDBSS)

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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.

68%
med
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

65%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
38%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Welfare professionals

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.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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

£18k

£18k

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

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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