Explore why people commit crime, the cause and effect of deviant behaviour, and the response of society. There's more to crime than just "guilty or innocent". What are the social and psychological factors behind it? Who decides what we outlaw? How do we offer help, and change behaviour? Develop the personal and professional skills required for careers addressing crime and society. As part of this course, you’ll:
- Explore crime as a vast political and cultural topic that concerns and affects everyone
- Be introduced to a range of perspectives on crime and its impact on society
- Develop a solid grounding in the theories that sit at the core of criminology
- Cultivate a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime with a view to helping shape more effective policies and legislation in the future
- Develop the academic, personal and professional skills needed to forge a successful career in a variety of roles, whether you want to work with offenders, the victims of crime or in organisations tasked with reducing offending
- Participate in mock trials - put your learning into practice in our on-campus mock court room
- 94.6% of BSc (Hons) Criminology graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*
- Work-Based Learning in Criminology module - engage with the practice of criminology in a ‘real world’ context through a period of work-based learning
Year 1 Core Modules:
- Becoming a Criminologist
- Criminological Theory
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Criminological Intersections
- Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
- Research & Employability Skills
- Criminological Futures
- Dissertation or Extended Essay
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.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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