Criminology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This course examines the problem of crime, why people offend and how crime is controlled. It also gives you the practical skills you need and the confidence to apply theories of criminology in real-world settings. Through the course, you develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the criminal mind, criminal justice system, the modern criminological environment and principles around the rehabilitation of the offender. There is a choice of optional units for those with individual interests, such as youth justice, crime and the media, youth and crime, and violence in modern society. In your final year, you also undertake an independent research-based project, supported by expert staff who are all actively involved in research themselves. Why choose this course?

  • Develop your research skills and the ability to make sound judgements based on in-depth knowledge
  • Explore your commitment to the principle of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Study with academics who have world-leading research expertise in areas such as community safety, offending and youth justice
  • Take the course over four years and include an optional year’s placement in industry, allowing you to gain practical skills, build your CV and make contacts
  • If you need to step up into higher education, start with a Foundation Year which guarantees entry to the undergraduate course
  • Graduates of this degree also benefit from opportunities for postgraduate study at the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime
  • It can lead into careers in the criminal justice system or wider human services, including youth justice and youth work, offending teams, policing, community safety, local government and research into criminal behaviour


Areas of study may include:

  • Introduction to criminology
  • Law, society and controversy
  • Anti-Racism: movements and campaigns
  • Rehabilitation of the offender: probation, restoration and social justice
  • Gangs and serious violence
  • Victims and victimology
  • Green criminology
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How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Criminology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS