University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Criminology with Security

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Course summary

One of the first of its kind, this course responds to recent events, both nationally and internationally, which highlight the importance of security in preventing, controlling and responding to all forms of crime, whether originating in local, national or transnational contexts. You will have an industry-relevant and industry-informed learning experience and be taught by nationally and internationally recognised researchers and industry partners. Criminology is concerned with what behaviour is defined as crime and who has the power to define what constitutes crime. Criminology is commonly misconceived and confused with other subject areas like forensic science. Although criminology does of course explore crime, the focus is on the causes of crime and deviant behaviour, how this affects society and how the criminal justice system responds to this, rather than on crime scene analysis, forensics and criminal investigation. Criminology is a research-led degree and develops students into analytical and critical thinkers. It explores crime as a social construct, asking important questions such as: What are the individual and societal causes of crime and deviant behaviour? Who in society is more likely to commit a crime? Does offender rehabilitation work? Who is likely to become a victim of crime? Why are some dangerous behaviours criminal and other aren't? And how does media attention and reporting impact crime and deviance? Criminologists are also interested in how to prevent crime, the purpose and effectiveness of punishment and how the criminal justice system can better respond to crime when it does take place. Our Criminology with Security programme is one of the first of its kind, combining security, intelligence and terrorism studies with criminological theory. This course responds to recent global events which highlight the importance of security in preventing, controlling and responding to all forms of crime, whether originating in local, national or transnational contexts. You will explore the role of security services, such as MI5 and MI6, the challenges and threats societies face today and the approaches that different states and other institutions have taken to achieve, enhance and maintain security. On this course, you will gain the critical awareness, subject knowledge and industry experience required to advance in a competitive graduate market.

Course details

Modules

In your first year, all modules are compulsory. Here you will examine key criminological issues and institutions and some of the key sociological underpinnings to criminology. We will also equip you with study skills and introduce you to the nature and scope of social research. In your second year and third years you will build on these foundations by looking in more detail at different theoretical perspectives in criminology and studying research problems and methods. Across years two and three, seven options must be taken, a minimum of five from criminology and a maximum of two from security/language. In year two you must choose one option for semester one and two options for semester two. Combined with your core modules this will give you a total of 120 credits. The optional modules listed below are usually offered every year and can be taken either in year two or year three.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M906
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language/Literature and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above. Level 2 equivalencies will also be accepted.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/criminology-with-security


Unistats information

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