Staffordshire University

Criminology Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Criminology at Staffordshire University is a dynamic and diverse course. Through an understanding and appreciation of human rights and underpinned by cutting-edge research, you will explore the relationship between criminological theories and criminal justice policies and practices. You will be exposed to, and encouraged to discuss, explanations for crime and antisocial behaviour and how the police and courts deal with such matters.

Additionally, you will study the role of punishment in the secure estate, investigate crimes of the powerful and come to understand the role of the media.

Throughout your degree, you will be encouraged to think creatively, challenge established beliefs and develop your own research interests.

Upon completion of your studies you will be awarded a MSCi (Hons) Criminology.

Course details


Level 4: Introduction to Criminology, Discovering Qualitative Research Methods, The Criminal Justice Process, Media, Representation and Society, Introduction to Project Design and Research Practice, Crime and Punishment in the Modern Era and Psychological Contexts of Crime and Punishment.

Level 5: Professional Practice Placement, Designing and Conducting Quantitative Research, Theories of Crime and Punishment, The Psychology of Crime, Designing your Dissertation Research, New Directions in Criminology: Theory and Concepts and one option module from the following; The Theory and Practice of Mentoring, Youth Crime and Justice, Happy Families?, Happy Families?.

Level 6: Punishment and Penology, Forensic Psychological Applications, Transnational Organised Crime and four options from the following; Big Brother: Contemporary Surveillance, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan: History and Politics, Crime, Harm and Victimisation, 21st century Sociology: Understanding Current Global Trends, Movements, & Issues, CyberCrime, Working with Drug Users, The Life Course: The Early Years.

Level 7: Advanced Criminological Theory, Contemporary Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Level 7 Dissertation.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course code M014
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field.

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A level BBB Other A Level combinations possible to achieve required points.
Can be combined with AS levels/Extended Project to achieve required points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Grade combinations below 128 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve required points
Scottish Higher ABBBB
AS A - E
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D*P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D*P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC

Some subjects will require previous study in specific subjects. Please refer to the course pages on the University website

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Staffordshire University
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Stoke on Trent

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