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The BA (Hons) Criminology is an undergraduate degree designed to allow you to delve into the fascinating and diverse world of criminology, exploring areas such as drugs, cybercrime and terrorism. With this course you’ll be able to develop an understanding of contemporary criminology concepts and theories, looking at how they are viewed from a variety of perspectives. If you have aspirations of working in the criminal justice sector and want to build a strong overview of criminology and its effects within modern society, then this course is an excellent place to start.
International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.
A Level: BBC
UCAS Tariff Points*: 112
GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent
Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.
*From three A Levels or equivalent
September 2023See all Start Dates
Learn more about the process for applying to us and where to get started.
Designed by expert criminologists, this three year degree programme will allow you to look at areas such as drugs, cybercrime, migration, mass incarceration, terrorism, and trafficking in detail. You’ll get to consider how these areas are viewed by groups from various backgrounds and with different outlooks, including how gender, race and cultural perspectives and issues can impact opinion.
This course is particularly interesting if you’re looking to work in the criminal justice sector or associated fields. You’ll benefit from learning in various ways, giving you a well-rounded understanding of both the theory and practice of criminology. This will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of criminology and apply this to current socio-economic policies and conditions.
You will learn through a variety of group sessions, workshops, digital media and a wide range of learning resources, completing a research methods module and a dissertation or research project in your final year. In addition to your knowledge of criminology, you will gain a wide range of analytical, research, problem solving and communication skills, which are in high demand by employers.
You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start your course. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our
three year degrees.
This document explains the demands of the course in order that applicants with special needs can assess their ability to undertake the course. Please click here to download the programme demands document.
*All options are indicative and subject to availability.
In the summer after Year 2 of this course you have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School.Find out more
To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.
At the end of each semester you’ll get a week for revision before two weeks of assessments.
Exams: Two hours, ten multiple choice questions and two long-form questions
Coursework: Essay, project report or portfolio
We run mock assessments to allow you to practise before too.
You must pass each module to be awarded your degree. A pass mark is 40% and above.
We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.Discover more
September 2023 fees:
UK students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £16,700 (London) or £15,900 (Non-London)
If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.