BA Criminology is taught by criminologists who draw on their research experience at the cutting-edge of the discipline. You’ll explore crime, victimisation and crime control, drawing on insights from social policy, sociology, law, psychology, politics, history, and the media. This will develop your critical thinking and research skills and will give you a broad understanding of theoretical perspectives on crime and justice. You can tailor your degree to your interests and career goals through optional modules that examine subjects like restorative justice, crime and the media, victimology, and crimes and harms of the powerful.
In the first year, your core modules will introduce ways of understanding and investigating contemporary societies, defining, measuring and explaining crime, and thinking critically about the institutions that make up the criminal justice system. Year two focuses on how criminologists are grappling with problems of crime and justice emerging in the 21st century. We will develop your understanding of the theoretical and methodological foundations of criminology. Year three provides the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through researching for and writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice. There will also be a choice of optional modules allowing you to specialise in your areas of interest.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Requirements - English grade C (numerical grade 4). European Baccalaureate - 75% Overall
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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