Explore crime and criminal justice – from causes to controls to consequences – with our new BSc Criminology degree. Offered by the School of Law, this three-year degree is ideal if you have an interest in law, sociology, politics and social policy. You’ll study sociological, criminological and legal concepts, approaches and methodologies, gaining a critical understanding of crime, criminal justice, and their relationship with the law. You’ll also develop a solid understanding of social science research methodologies and ethics. At the end of your degree, you’ll possess a strong grounding in both the legal framework and the challenges in which matters of crime and justice play out. Uncover key concepts of criminology Explore the critical questions that criminology addresses. What is crime? What is justice? To what extent is rule breaking governed by human nature versus wider social context? Whose account of crime and justice “counts” most and why? Topics covered include:
- processes of criminalisation and victimisation
- causes and organisation of crime
- crime management and prevention
- interrelationship between crime, social inequalities and rights
- official and unofficial responses to crime
- punishment and media representations of crime
- politics of criminal justice policy.
We will be updating this page with module information over the coming weeks.
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
Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|