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Course summary

Criminology involves the study of complex issues of crime and criminal justice. Criminologists play an important role in the criminal justice system. You will be taught by experts who help influence and develop policy; some of the world’s most influential and respected criminologists teach and research within our Department. Our Criminology degree tackles the problems of crime, deviance, victimisation and social harm in a high quality programme that makes the subject exciting and intellectually challenging. The degree draws on the Department’s expertise in crime prevention, surveillance, policing, sentencing, victimology, youth justice and corporate crime. Modules are continually updated and designed to provide you with a well-rounded Criminology learning experience. This programme is available with either a Year in China or a Year Abroad. The Year in China offers undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. The Year Abroad offers students the opportunity to spend a full academic year studying at one of our partner universities around the world, following a mixture of culture and/or discipline-related modules. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China or a Year Abroad you will have the opportunity to apply after you arrive at Liverpool.

Modules

Year One introduces you to Criminology and serves as a foundation for the second and third years. In Year Two, you will study Understanding Crime, Justice and Punishment to provide you with a broader and deeper coverage of criminological perspectives and criminal justice controversies. By Year Three, you will be able to study from a range of areas that include Crimes of the Powerful, Community and Public Involvement in Crime and Criminal Justice, The Risk Society Criminal Victimisation, Youth Crime, Youth Justice and Social Control. In Year Three you may wish to study for your dissertation if you have completed the research methods modules. Alternatively, you can take the Applied Social Research module and carry out a piece of research commissioned by a local agency. This offers both a great opportunity for you to study in the ‘real world’ as well as an experience that will appeal to prospective employers.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L311
Institution code:
L41
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees for Home undergraduates If this is your first degree and you are a Home student applying for entry in 2024, you do not have to pay your fees upfront. Instead, you can take out a tuition fee loan which is paid straight to the University. This is available to most students, no matter what their household income. For UK students applying for 2024 entry the Tuition Fees are £9,250. Check tuition fees for our undergraduate degrees. Select a course and go to the fees and funding section on the course page: Https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/paying-for-your-studies/ Some of our programmes charge less than the full £9,250 fee: • Foundation programmes: the fee for the foundation year of specified programmes at Carmel College • Programmes with a Foundation element: Psychology BSc (Hons) (2+2 programme with Foundation element) is run in collaboration with Wirral Metropolitan College. • Programmes with a year in industry or a year abroad: Some programmes which include compulsory fieldwork or additional elements such as the Pilots Licence in Aerospace Engineering may incur additional costs. Where this is the case, those costs will be outlined at on-campus events such as the University Open Days or Post Application Visit Days
Criminology at University of Liverpool - UCAS