Criminology at University of Reading - UCAS

Course summary

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.
Where criminology meets law and policy Our BSc Criminology degree provides you with an education in criminology that is interwoven with the study of law. You’ll acquire the foundational knowledge needed to produce and understand socio-legal and criminological research, yet the degree is designed with maximum flexibility to allow you to follow your interests. You have the opportunity to undertake optional modules on matters pertinent to law, studying alongside LLB Law students. Learn more about studying criminology at the University of Reading


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22350 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

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Criminology at University of Reading - UCAS