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Course summary

Overview If you are fascinated by crime and criminality, then studying criminology at UEA could be just the course you are looking for. Our BA Criminology course will provide you with an excellent grounding in the study of crime useful for a variety of professional roles. You'll explore the nature and forms of crime, processes of criminalization, the criminal justice system, explanations of crime, the impact of crime, and responses to it, such as sentencing and punishment. You'll seek answers to questions such as: What is crime? How much crime is there? Why do people commit crime? How can we reduce or prevent crime? How should we deal with offenders? Criminology is not only an exciting and contentious subject to study, but it also has real-world relevance. This course therefore emphasizes the application of ideas and knowledge to real-life cases and contemporary issues and problems surrounding crime. It will not only provide you with a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding about crime, criminals, and criminal justice, but you'll also develop a wide range of relevant interpersonal and workplace skills to help you build a successful career after you graduate. About From day one you'll take modules that immerse you in the world of crime; where you'll start to learn about the Criminal Justice System, criminal law and causes of crime. You'll be taught by academics with specialist knowledge and expertise in a variety of fields within criminology who will guide and support you through your course. This criminology degree has been specifically designed to provide you with valuable knowledge, experiences, and skills to enable you to secure meaningful employment (or go on to further study) once you have graduated. A criminology degree is relevant to a wide range of career destinations within or in relation to the broad sphere of criminal justice. A substantial part of this course consists of modules that are particularly useful to working with offenders or ex-offenders, or other roles within different sectors of the Criminal Justice System. You'll have the opportunity to contextualize and enhance your understanding of crime and justice through participation in field trips to relevant criminal justice sites (such as a prison and local courts). You'll hear from criminal justice practitioners and other professionals working in various crime and justice-related roles as well as academics from other institutions invited as guest speakers. These experiences will support your employability through exposure to the real-world of criminology, beyond the classroom. Delivered within the UEA Law School, the course offers a criminology degree with a legal flavour by offering several law-based modules that align with criminology alongside more usual criminological subjects. In your final year you'll undertake your own independent project on an issue of your choice and will be able to choose the rest of your modules so you can tailor your learning to reflect your areas of interest or career ambitions.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L311
Institution code:
E14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk

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

https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/ba-criminology/2024-25/sep#entry_requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) IELTS We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
56%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
77%
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
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
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