Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Criminology at Staffordshire University is a dynamic and diverse course. Through an understanding and appreciation of human rights and underpinned by cutting-edge research, you will explore the relationship between criminological theories and criminal justice policies and practices. You will be exposed to, and encouraged to discuss, explanations for crime and antisocial behaviour and how the police and courts deal with such matters. Additionally, you will study the role of punishment in the secure estate, investigate crimes of the powerful and come to understand the role of the media. Throughout your degree, you will be encouraged to think creatively, challenge established beliefs and develop your own research interests. Upon completion of your studies you will be awarded a MSCi (Hons) Criminology.

Course details


Year 1: Introduction to Criminology, Discovering Qualitative Research Methods, The Criminal Justice Process, Media, Representation and Society, Introduction to Project Design and Research Practice, Crime and Punishment in the Modern Era and Psychological Contexts of Crime and Punishment. Year 2: Professional Practice Placement, Designing and Conducting Quantitative Research, Theories of Crime and Punishment, The Psychology of Crime, Designing your Dissertation Research, New Directions in Criminology: Theory and Concepts and one option module from the following; The Theory and Practice of Mentoring, Youth Crime and Justice, Happy Families?, Happy Families?. Year 3: Punishment and Penology, Forensic Psychological Applications, Transnational Organised Crime and four options from the following; Big Brother: Contemporary Surveillance, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan: History and Politics, Crime, Harm and Victimisation, 21st century Sociology: Understanding Current Global Trends, Movements, & Issues, CyberCrime, Working with Drug Users, The Life Course: The Early Years. Year 4: Advanced Criminological Theory, Contemporary Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Level 7 Dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Criminology at Staffordshire University - UCAS