Liverpool Hope University

Criminology and Philosophy & Ethics Liverpool Hope University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Criminology

Crime and how to deal with it are amongst the most significant and contentious issues of our time, so it is vital that we understand this subject. Criminology is the study of crime, its causes and effects, and what we do about it. At Liverpool Hope University, you will study how crime is defined and who defines it, why some people commit offences, and what happens to those who commit crimes if they are caught.

Criminology also studies the impact of the various agencies and organisations that deal with crime: the police, the courts, the probation and prison services, as well as the role of the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office. Studying Criminology enables you to focus on questions such as ‘is criminal behaviour learned or inherited?’ and ‘why are some actions defined as criminal and not others?’; ‘what is the purpose of punishment and to what extent does it deter criminal behaviour?’

Criminology is a well-established degree at Liverpool Hope and is taught by staff with considerable experience at national and international level. Several key criminological textbooks are written by members of the department. The Criminology team is enthusiastic and dedicated and will help you to get the most out of your degree. Criminology is heavily focused on justice - how it is delivered, to whom, by whom and whether or not it is effective. This reflects Liverpool Hope’s commitment to social justice both nationally and internationally.

Philosophy & Ethics

If you are interested in the big questions of life such as, ‘What values should I live by? Does God exist? Is there a purpose to life? What is justice?’ then studying Philosophy and Ethics at Liverpool Hope will help you develop your own reasoned responses to such questions. Through engaging with key texts from philosophical thought, this degree will enable you to reflect critically on a range of complex ideas and deeply contentious issues raised by questioning our assumptions concerning ethical and philosophical matters.

Philosophy and Ethics allows you to set foundations in philosophical and ethical thinking and then gain a more detailed knowledge in the areas of Continental Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion; Ethical and Political Philosophy. Religion and Philosophy provides you with a broad knowledge and understanding of six major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam); the philosophical approach to religion; and religious and philosophical approaches to truth.

This degree will strengthen your reasoning skills central to philosophical argument, and an important transferable skill. It builds your ability to use sources intelligently, think critically and make your case with logic and depth. The sustained philosophical enquiry equips you to engage with the pressing questions of our time.

Course details

Modules

Liverpool Hope University offers an integrated curriculum. Please go to the course link provided for further information on the topics you will study as part of this degree.

Assessment method

Students are assessed via a number of methods. Please go to the course link provided for further information.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LV53
Institution code L46
Campus name Hope Park
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

International applicants should refer to the International section of our website for further information – www.hope.ac.uk/international/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Please call our Clearing Hotline on 0151 291 3111 and a member of the team can advise you on what qualifications are accepted for this degree.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 For International students, an overall score of 6.0 is required, with 6.0 in both reading and writing and no individual score lower than 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,400 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, some of our courses may have additional costs. Please visit the course webpage for further information.

Provider information

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Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool
L16 9JD


Clearing contact details

Clearing Vacancies

Course contact details

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External Relations

0151 291 3111


Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

0151 291 3863


School of Social Sciences

0151 291 3383