Criminology at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

This course shares its first year with our Criminology & Forensic Studies and Criminology & Law courses. After your first year you can choose to change to one of these courses if you enjoy them. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Throughout your time with us we’ll support you in setting and achieving your goals. We will develop your skills, encourage you to become enterprising, boost your employability and become a leader. BNU gives you an opportunity to develop your interest in criminology and learn what it takes to gain a career you really care about. We have everything you need to feel welcome, with our student union ranked 2nd in the UK (NSS 2022) you will have no trouble feeling at home here. Our university is close to all the main attractions of London so the capital is within easy reach, We are perfectly suited if you want to commute to university while remaining close to friends and family or you want to explore London. In addition to all these great benefits to studying at BNU, your Criminology course has some great benefits, with a passionate teaching team made up of former industry professionals, professional facilities and staff with links to organisations that keep us current and up to date with the latest research and statistics, and provide a gateway into the profession for many of our graduates. What facilities can I use? Our criminology programme has a wealth of opportunities for you to get stuck into thanks to our diverse range of facilities. You can get access to a simulated crime scene and learn how to collect forensic evidence or have the opportunity to test your own theories and get to grips with VR, police interviews and more. We have a full range of facilities that can help prepare you for whatever career you choose to pursue within criminology. Our library is packed with all the information you need for your assessments and there’s plenty of room to knuckle down for some quiet study. Whilst studying with us you will also use our AppsAnywhere web service, which provides access to many of the software applications you use for learning and studying. AppsAnywhere can be used from your own device or from a University owned PC or laptop, from any location. What will I study? On the core criminology specialism, you take a more holistic approach to criminological practice. Our modules are cutting edge and cover issues such as crime, criminals, criminal behaviour, corrections, human social behaviour, origins, organisations, institutions and the development of human society. These issues are all discussed within a scientific and evidence-based framework. Criminological theories are applied to potential practice scenarios throughout the degree. Career Prospects Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more. Our Criminology programme is a springboard for entry into probation and related roles in the criminal justice system, whether that’s in the police, the court, probation, prison or crime related research organisation. Some of the careers you could pursue include:

  • probation services
  • national security
  • police force
  • cybercrime and prevention
  • criminal justice
  • law and forensics
Graduates can also choose to study for a postgraduate course at BNU.

Modules

Criminology Year one Core Crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice Making Sense of Society Policy and Society Media, Communication and Society Punishment, Justice and Victims Opportunity Modules 2x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Crime Harm and Power in Late Modernity Employability and Professional Development Contemporary Social Research Optional Modules Ethical Issues in Social Science Social Diversity: Race, Gender and Sexuality Contemporary Criminology Year three Core Comparative Criminal Justice Policy Dissertation Optional Modules Cybercrime Disability, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System Environmental Justice Radicalisation Criminology & Law Year one Core Crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice Making Sense of Society Policy and Society Media, Communication and Society Punishment, Justice and Victims Opportunity Modules 2x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Crime, Harm and Power in Late Modernity Employability and Professional Development Contemporary Social Research Optional Modules Human Rights and Social Justice Employment Law Child and Family Law Year three Core Comparative Criminal Justice Policy Dissertation Intellectual property law Contemporary legal issues Optional Modules Cybercrime Disability, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System Environment and social justice Radicalisation Criminology & Forensic Studies Year one Core Crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice Making Sense of Society Policy and Society Media, Communication and Society Punishment, Justice and Victims Opportunity Modules 2x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Crime, Harm and Power in Late Modernity Employability and Professional Development Contemporary Social Research Introduction to forensic science Evidence in court Year three Core Comparative Criminal Justice Policy Dissertation Forensic professional practice issues Investigative and forensic psychology Optional Modules Cybercrime Disability, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System Environmental Justice Radicalisation

Assessment method

Criminology is a subject that focuses on various scientific and philosophical theories regarding crime. Your course examines a diverse range of scenarios which you may encounter working in a criminal justice or a related organization by drawing upon information from different sources in which both crime and social life are debated. Assessments vary according to modules and are designed to test your understanding of the modules. Some of the ways you will be assessed include: reports exams presentations workshops This programme has a shared first year, after which you will be able to continue down your chosen pathway. You can also switch between pathways later in the course, as you would switching between courses any other way. Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in both your first and second year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M930
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements


Student Outcomes

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85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Criminology at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS