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Criminology

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Excluding General Studies

Access to HE Diploma

D:24

Pass Diploma (60 credits) with 45 credits at Level 3 including 24 Distinctions

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,M3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

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

DMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112-136

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Criminology

The course is a 3 year BA in Criminology. The course is aimed at students who may be critical of current criminal justice policies and who are seeking employment in either the criminal justice sector or associated fields. This course benefits from both a theoretical basis as well as a vocational and applied nature. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition delivered by practicing criminologists who are currently active in this field of study. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of criminological theorising and will be able to apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions. In order to achieve this, students will develop a critical understanding of the law in relation to current issues such as migration, terrorism, trafficking, drugs and mass incarceration. Criminology will be considered from a variety of different perspectives including feminist, critical, cultural, and race.

This course will be delivered over a 3 year period, with students undertaking 6 modules per year across 2 semesters. Students will be taught using a variety of digital media and resources. The final year will include a dissertation or research project and a research methods module. Students will have practical issues raised and develop relevant skills of analysis, research, problem-solving, and communication skills so as to resolve those issues but also the relevant skills to be able to communicate them.

Modules

There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week.

Year 1:
Semester One:
• Foundations of Criminology
• Society and Punishment
• Media Crime and Control

Semester Two:
• Drugs in the Criminal Justice System
• Criminal Justice in Modern Britain
• Contemporary Criminology

Year 2:
Semester One:
• Gender Sexuality and Crime
• The Evolution of the Prison System
• Research Methods

Semester Two:
• Cybercrime
• Zemiology - Social Harms
• Youth, Crime and Media

Year 3:
Semester One
• Urban Criminology - The City and Globalisation
• Migration

Semester Two:
• Two options from; The Politics of Policing /Race Ethnicity and Religion/Terrorism
• Dissertation (40)

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination (two hours, 10 multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions). Some will be by coursework and some may be by way of oral or digital media presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the learning outcomes of the programme.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Leeds

London Bloomsbury

Birmingham

Nottingham

Manchester

Department:

The University of Law

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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.

76%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

76%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


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