This course introduces you to crime as a dynamic process in a rapidly changing world linking foundational principles and emerging trends to explore its impact on daily life. After a grounding in first year, you will have the opportunity to specialise in a range of areas of crime, victimology, criminal justice, law and advocacy emphasising key transferable skills in preparation for graduate level employment in a global market. You will have the opportunity to:
- Link major theoretical perspectives to contemporary issues and debates – putting theory into practice.
- Reflect analytically and critically on a wide range of issues and emerging trends relating to crime, control, and criminal law and justice in local and global contexts.
- Apply creative solutions to crime problems, and to systemic failures in dealing with crime.
- Expert speakers from agencies involved in criminal justice complement and contextualise your understanding.
- Explore international perspectives on crime.
- Opportunities to participate in international field trips* – previous criminology trips have included South Africa, the USA, Finland, Estonia, and Poland.
- No.18 for Criminology in the Guardian University Guide 2022.
- Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.
This course has a common first year. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Criminology BA (Hons) Criminology and Law BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology BA (Hons) Modules Crime and Society Criminal Behaviour Criminal Justice Crime Typologies Forensic Mental Health Legal Approaches to Crime Year Two In year two you will continue to build on your knowledge and understanding of crime and criminal justice by looking deeper at key institutions such as criminal law, policing, and systems of punishment. You will also be introduced to the concept of victimology and develop practical legal skills. Finally, you will begin preparing for your final year research project by exploring methods and processes for researching crime. Modules Researching Crime Victims and Victimology Criminal Law Practical Legal Skills Policing and Society Punishment and Control Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year In the final year you will apply the knowledge from your first two years in the more specialised areas of violence and exploitation, organised crime, criminal advocacy, and law of evidence. You will also have the opportunity to develop specific interests and expertise to suit your career plans through your research project in which you will produce a research paper on your own contribution to knowledge. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include for example: Short writing exercises such as abstracts, opinion pieces, and precis Extended writing exercises such as essays, reports, and research papers Group and individual presentations Posters and infographics Problem solving scenarios such as assessment centre exercises. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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