Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
BA (Hons) Criminology scored 91% overall student satisfaction for NSS 2020. Develop advanced skills and professional practice on this contemporary criminology degree, opening a variety of professional employment avenues within criminology and criminal justice. The course is informed by and regularly updated to incorporate current industry thinking, thanks to lecturing staff with strong connections and ongoing practice within the sector – ensuring what you study is current, relevant and practically linked to real-world developments and issues. And we are proud to offer a wide range of expert guest speakers to enhance your learning and offer a network of employment opportunities. You can also take advantage of visits to real-world criminology and criminal justice organisations, both locally and internationally – giving your studies an enhanced international perspective. You’ll learn to work as part of a professional team, exploring media representations of social problems and the effect of modern communications technology on the processes of justice. You will also develop a range of transferable interpersonal and verbal communication skills – essential for any professional role, in any industry – through presentations, role-plays, debates, interviews and group work. A strong mentoring support network that has led directly to employment for students, and extended beyond employment, into pastoral and welfare care. What does this course lead to? Solent criminology graduates will be well placed for a huge range of careers in criminology and criminal justice, from probation and policing services to charity and social service work with offenders and young people. Who is this course for? If you’re looking for a career path in criminology or a similar professional/voluntary capacity, this is the course for you. You will develop analytical and research skills that can be transferred to a broad range of careers, not only in criminology-related fields but also within the wider justice and voluntary sector. And you will also be able to make valuable industry connections through site visits, guest speakers and the range of lecturing staff, who remain credible in their research and practitioner status with industry.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Explaining Criminal Behaviour Criminal Justice Process Study Skills in Social Sciences Law, Sentencing and Punishment Research Methods 1 Victimology YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Policing and Society Contemporary Issues in Crime Youth Justice Dangerous Offenders Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2 Crime Scene Investigation YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation Global Crime Applying Criminology to Workplace YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Terrorism and Political Violence Drugs, Crime and Alcohol Cybercrime Gender, Crime and Justice Justice: Future Challenges
The course is assessed through written and verbal assessments, report writing, exams, formative and summative feedback, portfolios and workshops, presentations and field trip reports.
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:
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• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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