University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology

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Course summary

You are passionate about developing a deep understanding of the causes and consequences of crime and committed to providing a specialist response. We are here for you with a criminology course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise. Course overview You will immerse yourself in all aspects of criminology to understand how and why crime occurs at local, societal and global level. Based at our Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle, you will develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice. We will encourage you to sharpen your sense of social justice by exposing you to the realities of crime committed by the powerful and relatively powerless, and the different ways these impact on victims. From the outset, you will be able to satisfy your curiosity about criminology in innovative ways, such as exploring how crime stories are told. Through developing creative criminology research skills, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it. Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects. On this course you will...

  • Study a degree programme which has been designed and informed with our connections in the Police, Solicitors Regulator Authority, and the British Psychological Society.
  • Learn from academic tutors who are former or practising professionals in diverse fields including policing, probation, substance misuse, domestic violence work and the law.
  • Have the opportunity to volunteer with organisations connected to the criminal justice system, gaining real-life criminology in practice experience to boost your cv.
  • Engage in our active student-led Criminology Society with socials, film nights and crime reading groups.
What you will learn You won’t just ‘learn about’ criminology theoretically, you’ll apply your knowledge to real life issues and modern day problems – giving you the edge as a future expert in this fascinating subject area. You’ll have the flexibility to shape your degree with modules that interest you and fit your intended career path, because your employability is important to us. Year one
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Becoming a Criminologist
  • Crime Stories
  • Crime and Social Justice
  • Global Crime
Year two
  • Explaining Crime
  • Bringing Offenders to Justice
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Real World Research
  • Social Exclusion
  • Crimes of the Powerful
Year three
  • New Challenges in Criminology
  • Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Victimology
  • Research and Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Criminal Law and Evidence (optional)
  • Representations of Crime (optional)

Course details

Modules

Year one - Compulsory Modules: Crime and Deviance, Criminal Justice System, Becoming a Criminologist, Crime Stories, Crime and Social Justice, Global Crime. Year two - Compulsory Modules: Explaining Crime, Bringing Offenders to Justice, Prison and Punishment, Real World Research, Social Exclusion, Crimes of the Powerful. Year three - Compulsory Modules: New Challenges in Criminology, Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System, Victimology, Research and Practice, Dissertation. Optional Modules: Criminal Law and Evidence, or Representations of Crime.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L612
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
91%
Student satisfaction
76%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
94%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Criminology at University of Cumbria - UCAS