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. You develop an in-depth understanding of the criminal mind, criminal justice systems and principles around the rehabilitation of the offender. After studying core topics in criminology, you then choose optional units based on your interest and chosen career pathways in areas such as youth justice; cybercrime; organised crime; gangs and serious crimes. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Simulated scene-of-crime laboratory designed as a modern flat to replicate real-world crime scenarios.
  • Mock custody suite.
  • Modern library with extensive range of physical and digital resources.
  • Bespoke lecture theatres, presentation rooms, group study spaces and socialising space.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • We have robust associations with criminal justice stakeholders, local councils, companies, and voluntary sector and practitioners, which open up opportunities for volunteering and work placements in the community or in practice.
Your Student Experience
  • Put theory into practice through voluntary work and simulated crime scenarios embedded into the course units.
  • Benefit from our links with local charities and volunteering organisations (Victim Support, Youth Offending Team, Luton Women’s Aid and Luton Women’s Centre), Luton Council and Bedfordshire Police as well as regular industry visitors and guest speakers such as experts from HMP Wells.
  • Gain specialist knowledge thanks to subject-relevant field trips to The Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice.
  • Develop your research skills and ability to make sound judgements based on in-depth knowledge.
  • Specialised learning support and guidance from academic success coaches.
  • Explore your commitment to the principle of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Interact with local charities, policymakers and community influencers with our #SASS Change Maker initiative, which aims to increase awareness of and response to topical societal issues.


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

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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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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University of Bedfordshire
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Thursday 17 August 08:00-20:00 Friday 18 August 08:00-20:00 Saturday 19 August 10.00–16.00 Sunday 20 August 10.00–16.00 Monday 21 August 09.00–17.00 Tuesday 22 August 09.00–17.00 Wednesday 23 August 09.00–17.00 Thursday 24 August 09.00–17.00 Friday 25 August 09.00–17.00 Open Day Bookings here: Apply Online here:

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Criminology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS