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Criminology (3 Years) [BA]

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UCAS course code
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Degree awarded
3 Years [Full-Time]
Number of places/applicants
As a guide, for 2015 entry we received approximately 480 applications for 70 places.
Typical A-level offer
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

6,5,5 at Higher Level with an overall score of 33 in the IB Diploma.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

The BA Criminology will enable you to understand why crime has become a dominant social problem, how crime and criminal behaviour are related to other social issues and how we can best research the challenges which face the criminal justice system.

As part of this degree you will address questions such as:

  • What is ' crime ', what are its causes and how does society respond to it?
  • Why does the UK currently have a record high prison population, a record number of police officers and more CCTV cameras than any other western country?
  • Why is tackling anti-social behaviour among young people a government priority and how is it broadly defined?
  • Why do people feel afraid when overall recorded crime rates have fallen consistently over the last decade?
  • Is there any evidence for the effectiveness of sentences given by our magistrates' and judges?
  • Does psychological profiling of serial criminals assist or hinder police work?
  • How can we improve our ability to prevent crime?

You will gain the necessary analytical skills to critically engage both with complex data and the intricate policy debates within the field of criminology. This course will also enable you to develop skills relevant to a variety of key professions concerned with criminal justice and crime reduction, including the police, prisons, offender management, youth justice and community safety.

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Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.

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School of Law

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