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Are you interested in why people commit crime? Do you want to explore what society does to reduce offending? Criminology combines sociological and psychological approaches to understanding deviant behaviour and society's response to criminal acts. You'll explore a wide range of topics, from examining the role of the media in how we understand crime and justice, to explanations for serious violent crime by both individuals and the state. We'll look at ethical issues arising from historical and cultural differences in the definition and management of crime, as well as how to understand people at the margins of both society and criminal justice, such as women and young people. Experience is crucial, so you'll put theory into practice on your two professional work placements. You'll benefit from our links with local criminal justice agencies, which will give you the chance to gain degree-relevant work experience. By the time you graduate, you'll have a thorough knowledge of how the Criminal Justice System works, including how society is policed and individuals are punished. Using the key theories and practices of criminology, you'll also develop critical thinking skills that will enable you to ask key questions about crime, deviance and social control. Placement opportunities We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Our students have completed placements in a wide range of roles and organisations, including forensic hospitals, HM Prison Service, the Police National Computer, Leeds City Council anti-social behaviour projects, crime prevention projects, charities that support ex-prisoners, the homeless and drug and alcohol abusers, and educational providers for children with behavioural problems. Graduate opportunities A Criminology degree opens doors to a wide range of careers across the Criminal Justice System, including police, prison and probation services. Your degree will give you a good grounding to become a competent and ethical practitioner, which you could use to work directly with offenders as a probation officer or prison services officer. You will also be well-prepared for a more analytical role, such a as data analyst for HM Prison and Probation Service or local government.
On this degree, you will study a range of core and optional modules designed to give a broad and balanced overview and knowledge of criminology that will enable you to make the best use of your degree. These include: Introduction to Criminology; Criminal Justice; Crime and Deviance; History of Crime; Criminals and Punishment; Psychology of Crime; Criminology Professions; International Aspects of Crime and Punishment; Religions, Justice and Peacemaking; White Collar Crime and Youth Crime.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.