University of Huddersfield

Criminology with Law University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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As crimes exists where laws prohibit behaviours and make provision for a criminal justice response, Criminology and Law are natural partners. Through a critical social sciences perspective this course will enable you to study the foundations of criminology and criminal law.

You’ll be able to explore key explanations for crimes and criminal offending, how crimes are defined and constructed, the work and practice of criminal justice systems and related work, as well as theories and practice of punishment and crime prevention. This criminological study is in partnership with your study of legal systems, criminal law and legal evidence.

Through the course you’ll have the opportunity to specialise your study around particular areas of interest in both criminology and law, from crime prevention, criminal justice and punishment, to particular types of crime or offending such as mentally disordered offenders or violent and organised crime. You’ll also be able to explore the law relating to particular criminological concerns, such as: medical, family, immigration and human rights law.

You’ll be taught by experts from both criminology and law disciplines who have a wide range of research, practice specialisms and knowledge of the areas you’ll be able to study. From policing work, prisons, probation and offender management, sentencing, legal advocacy and criminal law practice, they’ll give you an insight into key contemporary debates, concerns and practices, as well as insight into what it’s like working in positions in the criminal justice or legal practice fields.

In your second year you’ll complete a compulsory work placement. Previous criminology students have worked with the police, youth offending teams, in prisons, restorative justice organisations, CCTV units as well as in voluntary agencies supporting offenders and victims in the community. You could also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Myths and Realities of Crime
Principles of Criminal Liability (foundation level)
Exploring the Social Sciences
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

Year 2
Criminological Explanations
Evidence
Administration of Justice and Human Rights
Doing Research in Crime, Policing and Justice
Exploring Work and Careers

Option modules. Choose one from a list which may include:
Reducing Crime
Working with offenders and Victims
Approaches to Policing
Violent Crime
Organised and International Crime

You may also have the opportunity to study abroad (outside of Europe) for a term in your second year. Within Europe, the University is also part of Erasmus+, the European Commission’s Exchange programme, giving you the chance to study for part of your degree in another country.

Year 3
Final Year Project for the Social Sciences
Contemporary and Comparative Criminology
Option modules. Choose two from Pool A and one from Pool B, from a list which may include:

Pool A
Family Law
Medical Law and Ethics
Immigration and Asylum Law
Discrimination Law

Pool B
Experiencing Punishment and the Penal System
Serious Crime Investigation
Offenders and Mental Disorder
Substance Misuse and Crime

Assessment method

Assessment will include coursework, presentations, work-based learning and examinations. Modules are designed to embed transferable skills and to allow students to progressively increase their knowledge and confidence.

The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, presentations and essays.20% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, tutorials.


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

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

Course code H252
Institution code H60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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 from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a Grade B at A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including a Higher Level at grade 6.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

We are willing to consider mature applicants with non-standard entry qualifications. We run a week-long summer course where students who lack the standard qualifications can be assessed on an essay and/or statistical exam, depending upon the degree course applied for. Entry to the summer course is dependent upon the particular experience and qualifications that applicants have. For further information please contact us at the e-mail address above.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The full-time undergraduate tuition fee for 19/20 entry will be £9,250. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Provider information

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University of Huddersfield
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Huddersfield
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