Staffordshire University

Criminology (with placement year) Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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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.

You will attend a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

Upon completion of your studies you will be awarded a BSc (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 Justice, New Directions in Criminology: Theory and Concepts, plus two optional modules from the following titles: Understanding Terrorism: Causes and Theories, The Psychology of Crime, The Sociology of Health, Societal Change and Globalisation, Refugees and Immigrants, Contemporary Terror Movements: Classifications & Responses, The Theory and Practice of Mentoring, Youth Crime and Justice, Happy Families?, The Sociology of Education. Level 6: Dissertation plus 4 optional modules from the following titles; Punishment and Penology, Big Brother: Contemporary Surveillance, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan: History and Politics, Crime, Harm and Victimisation, 21st century Sociology: Understanding Current Global Trends, Movements, & Issues, Transnational Organised Crime, CyberCrime, Working with Drug Users, The Life Course: The Early Years.

How to apply

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

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Course code M013
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 112 points

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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