Staffordshire University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
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
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!
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|Campus name||Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)|
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
|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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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|
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|