Criminology with Law at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Are you passionate about crime prevention? Or perhaps you’re keen to learn more about different types of crime – why people commit crime, and the laws surrounding specific criminological concerns. Our Criminology with Law BSc(Hons) will see you delve into a wealth of topics, from a critical social sciences perspective. You’ll study the foundations of criminology in partnership with our Law Department who will teach you the fundamentals of law. Why Study Criminology with Law BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? On the course, you’ll explore the law relating to criminological concerns – such subjects as medical, family, immigration, and human rights laws. You’ll also learn about crime prevention, criminal justice and punishment, mentally disordered offenders, and violent and organised crime. In your second year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a work placement; you may also have the opportunity to study abroad. Past students have completed placements working with the police, youth offending teams, in prisons, restorative justice organisations, CCTV Units and voluntary agencies. On campus, you’ll be taught by experts from both criminology and law disciplines, who have a wide range of research and practice specialisms. You’ll also hear first-hand experiences and viewpoints from guest speakers, such as legal professionals, senior police officers, drug outreach workers and criminal justice staff. You’ll also be able to specialise your study on key areas of interest in both Criminology and Law, including crime prevention and criminal justice to types of crime or offending, such as mentally disordered offenders. You might also focus on key explanations for crimes and criminal offending, and how crimes are defined and constructed. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree†, allowing you to gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees.  Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Criminology with Law BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Criminology with Law.


Year 1 modules include: • Exploring the Social Sciences • English Legal System and Method • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice • Law in Society. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll be taught through seminars and tutorials, group work, practical experience, and lectures; student-centred learning is used where appropriate. Assessment will include coursework, presentations, work-based learning, and examinations. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, mirroring the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field – for example, report-writing, presentations and essays. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - We are keen to support a wide and diverse range of applicants on to our courses. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

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Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Criminology with Law at University of Huddersfield - UCAS