BA (Hons) Criminology offers an exciting opportunity to study the cutting-edge discipline of criminology in the vibrant city of Manchester. It is aimed at students who want to study crime from a critical perspective, investigating the causes, patterns, consequences and responses in a social context. The first year introduces you to the building blocks of criminology: key concepts and theories explaining crime, key institutions of the criminal justice system, crime policy, law and practice. You will receive training in a wide range of research methods during the first two years, to become equipped to undertake your own independent research project in the final year. Our large, multi-disciplinary department believes in offering extensive optionality to study specific areas of criminology in depth. Throughout the degree, there is an emphasis on developing skills and experiences that are relevant to professional careers, including work experience, study-abroad schemes, and independent project work. In your final year, you have the option of moving onto the BSc route, which means receiving extensive quantitative methods training and graduating with a BSc title. This course has a foundation year available. Features and Benefits
- Increasing levels of flexibility throughout the course with a broad range of option units, so you can choose to focus on areas that interest you.
- Get practical knowledge and experience with a range of volunteering and research opportunities in the residential and professional communities of Greater Manchester.
- Teaching staff have national and international reputations within criminology and are actively engaged in research as well as being involved in government consultation, policy development and evaluation which feeds directly into what you will be taught.
- We’re one of only 18 universities in the UK taking part in a £20 million scheme to develop and deliver new programmes that equip graduates with quantitative analysis skills.
- Finish your degree without taking pressurised exams. Assessment is 100% coursework with opportunities to explore case studies, project work, critical media analysis, literature reviews and more.
- The Department of Sociology is home to a number of research centres including The Manchester Centre for Youth Studies which has a particular focus on youth justice, the Crime and Wellbeing Big Data Centre which explores issues of crime, policing, and health and well-being, and the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit which advises government departments and local delivery organisations including police forces, probation services and more.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass and GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics pass
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