The BA (Hons) Social Science (Criminology and Law) degree programme incorporates multi-disciplinary theoretical explanations of crime and deviance to key issues and aspects of the criminal justice system, support agencies and networks. Students have the opportunity to consider practical scenarios in a variety of aspects of the Criminal Justice System (CJS), such as public perception of communities on crime. This enables students the theoretical knowledge to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in crime prevention and how these are applied in society and in practical criminal justice settings. Students’ learning is enhanced by strong links to local employers and application of their theoretical knowledge to researching employment choices and ideas in the criminal justice system and other social science related careers.
Typical Course Structure Year 1 The Criminal Gaze Introduction to Social Policy Key Concepts in Social Research Introduction to Law and the Criminal Justice System Introduction to Psychology Policing Society Year 2 Advanced Research Methods Crime and Criminality Criminal Psychology Crime: A Victim Perspective Social Perspective on International Law Youth Crimes and the Criminal Justice System Year 3 Professions within the Criminal Justice System Penal Policy and Theory Development of Independent Study International Human Rights Penology in Practice Independent Study
Essays Reports Case Studies Group and Individual Presentations Oral Exams Exams
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications may be acceptable for applicants requiring a visa|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.