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Course summary

Through an exciting combination of theory and practice, our BA (Hons) Criminology course will give you a unique opportunity to understand how crime relates to the real-world and how criminology can enable meaningful change. Supported by a diverse team of expert staff with industry experience across different areas of criminology and policing, you’ll undertake a range of modules underpinned by cutting-edge research and strong relationships with the police, probation service and other criminal justice agencies. As well as opportunities to undertake work experience at a number of organisations, students on the course can apply for a year-long paid placement as a Prison Officer*. Successful students will be changed onto the BA (Hons) Criminology (Prison Sandwich) four-year course. *The Prison Officer placement opportunity is via a competitive application and vetting process.


Throughout the course you’ll study a range of core and optional modules delivered by experts in their subject. In Year One you'll be introduced to the key themes and issues in contemporary criminology. The core modules include: The Criminal Justice Process, Current Issues in Criminology, Constructing Crime, Crime Research and Crime, Place and Justice. Over Years Two and Three you'll deepen your understanding of criminology theories and issues and you may have the opportunity to undertake a work placement.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Criminology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS