University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road Campus.
At Chester we offer you a dynamic and diverse course. We explore the relationship between criminological theories and criminal justice policies and practices. You will also look at explanations for crime and antisocial behaviour and how the police and courts deal with such matters. Additionally, you will study the role of punishment and the secure estate, and investigate crimes of the powerless and crimes of the powerful. The issue of human rights is integral to our analyses.
Over three years you will study a variety of texts from the earliest times to the present day. Through the study of stimulating texts you will develop a range of core skills which will be relevant after graduation to many different roles and employment opportunities.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
To make the Criminology course engaging, we assess you in a variety of ways. You will be assessed via case studies, essays, examinations, group poster presentations and individual project papers. Written and oral assessments will develop your knowledge, confidence and preparedness for post-University life.
Assessment methods vary, and may include: coursework essays, seminar papers, oral presentations, resource-based learning exercises, portfolios, learning diaries, and a small number of formal examinations.
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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||The Department requires one of the following subjects at GCE A Level: English Language, English Literature, English Combined (Language and Literature)|
|A level||The Department requires one of the following subjects at GCE A Level: English Language, English Literature, English Combined (Language and Literature)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma: merit/distinction profile plus one of the GCE A Level subjects listed above|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit (including 15 in English Language or English Literature)|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||Grades BBBB including English|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||26 points, including 5 in HL English|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||Including English|
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Fax: 01244 511603
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday's 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Except: Thursday 15th August 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 16th August 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 17th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 18th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Fax: 01244 511300