Overview As an academic subject, criminology at university has its basis in both academia and practice. Our criminology degree holds a primary focus on research and debated explanations for crime, victimisation and deviance, and responses to those crimes, by societies and individuals. The inter-disciplinary nature of the subject is mirrored in the construction of the criminology course. The core discrete criminological learning is complemented by modules in Psychology, Law and Sociology, prompting shared learning with students from other disciplines. It is an active and lively course that moves away from traditional teaching of the social sciences to embrace the contemporary and innovative topics and practices of 21st century criminal justice. Key features
- Our criminology degree is designed for individuals who have an interest in developing their knowledge and critical understanding of crime, its causes and impact on the victims and wider society.
- Criminology graduates are able to engage with and draw upon a range of intellectual and critical processes in decisions they make in everyday practice.
- Develops your understanding of the legal framework and criminal justice responses to crime.
- Can be undertaken on a full or part-time basis.
- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
- Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
- Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
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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
- Year 2
The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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