BSc (Hons) Criminology

UCAS

Course code L612

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Course code L612

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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You are passionate about developing a deep understanding of the causes and consequences of crime and committed to providing a specialist response. We are here for you with a criminology course designed by academics with a wealth of research and practice expertise. 

You will immerse yourself in all aspects of criminology to understand how and why crime occurs at local, societal and global level.  Based at our Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle, you will develop a critical insight into the work of the criminal justice system in bringing offenders to justice.  We will encourage you to sharpen your sense of social justice by exposing you to the realities of crime committed by the powerful and relatively powerless, and the different ways these impact on victims.

From the outset, you will be able to satisfy your curiosity about criminology in innovative ways, such as exploring how crime stories are told. Through developing creative criminology research skills, you will be empowered to produce knowledge, not just learn it.  Our strong links with criminal justice and community-based organisations and groups in Cumbria will provide you with excellent volunteering opportunities and job prospects. 

Support 

We are here to make your experience at university as easy as possible. Whether you need advice on finances, childcare, travel or placements, we have award-winning* support. From online study skills before you start, to a personal tutor and helpful staff on-site, we’ll help you get the most out of your university experience.

 Modules of Study

Year One (Compulsory Modules)

  • Crime and Deviance
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Becoming and Criminologist
  • Crime Stories
  • Crime and Social Justice
  • Global Crime

Year Two (Compulsory Modules)

  • Explaining Crime
  • Bringing Offenders to Justice
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Real World Research
  • Social Exclusion
  • Crimes of the Powerful

Year Three (Compulsory Modules)

  • New Challenges in Criminology
  • Inequalities int eh Criminal Justice System
  • Victimology
  • Research and Practice
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

  • Criminal Law and Evidence or
  • Representations of Crime

Your Future

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to work in any aspect of criminology.  You may decide to work directly with offenders in a probation, prison or community-based setting, or, focus your career on the needs of victims.  You will also be ideally placed for a career in crime policy or postgraduate criminology research.

Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.

Course Study Options

We also offer this course with an Integrated Foundation Year - follow the link for more information.  

Integrated Foundation Year