Criminology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Crime is a feature of social life in every community and society globally, with behaviours regarded as crime constantly changing. As such, there is a rising demand for criminal justice agencies and governments to understand crime. Our Criminology BSc(Hons) degree allows you to explore the fascinating yet complex world of crime. On the course, you’ll acquire the skills and knowledge needed for a prospective future career working with offenders, victims, criminal justice organisations, and more. You’ll investigate such topics as sexual offending, cybercrime, mental health and crime, and violent crime. You’ll be encouraged to explore ways to explain crime, investigate crime, reduce crime, and respond to crime. This allows you to gain a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system, including the Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. Why study Criminology BSc(Hons) at Huddersfield? Off campus, you’ll gain real-world experience via a work placement in your second year), putting your skills and knowledge to the test by undertaking at least 30 hours in a relevant setting. Past students’ placements include working with youth offending teams, in prisons, police stations, courts, as well as in voluntary agencies supporting offenders and victims in the community. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad. You’ll be taught by a team who are engaged in world-class research, or who have substantial experience working within the criminal justice sector. Guest speakers, such as police officers, criminal justice staff and drug outreach workers, will visit the University to share their experiences, and you’ll also have the chance to take part in debates including, for example, why people commit crime. One of our tutors will act as your Personal Academic Tutor, too, ensuring you are getting the most from your studies and are fully prepared for your future career. 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 BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Criminology.


Year 1 modules include: • Exploring the Social Sciences • Human Rights in a Social Policy • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice • Myths and Realities of Crime. 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. Assessment will include coursework, presentations, work-based learning, and examinations. 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.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
EU £16500* Year 1
International £16500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This information sets out the tuition fee charges for full-time undergraduate students for the academic year 2024/25. This webpage will be updated with 2025/26 tuition fees as information becomes available. 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 at University of Huddersfield - UCAS