Criminology at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview If you are fascinated by crime and criminality, consider studying criminology and enter into a field that will challenge, engage and fulfill you. At UEA, our BA Criminology course will provide you with an excellent grounding in the study of crime and its application in a variety of professional roles. You will explore the nature and forms of crime, the processes of criminalization, the criminal justice system, explanations for crime, the impact of crime, and responses to it, such as sentencing and punishment. You will 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 – it also has real-world relevance. Throughout this course you will learn to engage with the key concepts of criminology with a critical mind. You will apply your knowledge, ideas and perspectives to real-life cases and to contemporary events and issues surrounding crime. This course will not only provide you with broad foundational knowledge about crime, criminals and criminal justice, but will help you develop interpersonal and workplace skills in research, writing, critical analysis and constructing a reasoned and evidenced argument. These are transferable skills, helping you build a stable and fulfilling career after graduation. Our criminology degree has been uniquely designed to provide you with the knowledge, experience and skills to enable you to secure meaningful employment (or go on to further study) once you have graduated. From day one you will take modules that immerse you in the world of the justice system. You will have the option to take law-based modules alongside typical criminology topics, providing you with a criminology degree with a legal flavour. Many modules are relevant to working within the broad sphere of criminal justice and will teach you to work with offenders, with ex-offenders or in different sectors within the Criminal Justice System. In your final year you will be able to complete your own independent project on a topic of your choice. As you progress, you will also receive more flexibility in module choice allowing you to build your degree to suit your interests and career goals. The course is delivered within the UEA Law School, located in historic Earlham Hall and offering an intimate, engaging and welcoming community of legal and criminology scholars and students. You will find yourself part of a vibrant study body and will be taught by academics with specialist knowledge and expertise in various fields within criminology. Our faculty will support you through your course and help you to build the skills and confidence to reach your full potential and excel in your chosen career. Field trips to criminal justice sites will help you contextualise the practical aspects of the theory you are learning; you will 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. After the course, you’ll be well prepared to enter a variety of career paths: alongside working in the criminal justice system itself, you might work in social services, the civil service, education or law. You’ll also be perfectly placed to continue your education with a higher degree. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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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. UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experience. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes - please see our website for further information. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

English language requirements

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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:

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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.
Criminology at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS