Applied Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

Course summary

Criminology is the study of crime, criminal justice and its relationship with society; it dominates national and world news reports and is a constant feature in entertainment media. Crime is a subject with an inherent fascination that grips many of the public. Crime dominates the news, features prominently in political debates and forms the subject matter of many of the films and series we watch in out leisure time. These are things we consider in our Applied Criminology courses, but we also explore so much more! Criminology is a multi-disciplinary subject which approaches its subject matter through different perspectives, including sociology, the law, psychology, philosophy and history. As part of this, we cast a critical and analytic eye over processes of criminalisation – or how and who becomes a criminal – and crime control. Teaching on the course sets these processes within wider historical, social, cultural, economic and political contexts to understand the institutional context of crime and social responses to deviance. In doing this, we explore theoretical debates focused on the individual characteristics of offenders, victims, and crime investigators, alongside the social contexts within which criminal behaviour occurs. We also examine the nature and extent of crime, as well as the social and psychological theories of crime causation, the operation of social control and the workings of the criminal justice system. Professional accreditation The Applied Criminology course adheres to and is guided by the Criminology Benchmark Statements, which define expectations as part of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. Specialist facilities Our Hydra Suite offers students, staff and other professionals the chance to take part in immersive simulations of real-life natural decision-making. This innovative system is among the most cutting-edge of its kind, and is used to train practitioners working within fields such as criminal justice, government, and the emergency services. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for International students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2022/23 entrants in due course:
Applied Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS