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Criminology is the scientific study of deviant behaviour, the laws that are there to protect, the justice system, how to safeguard, and the duty of care we have to the people who have engaged in deviant behaviour.
Although criminology is one of the oldest social sciences, technological advancements and societal changes mean that the subject is always changing. You will explore questions such as: Why do people commit crime? What is the role of society and inequality in crime? How is cyber-crime different from other crimes? What is terrorism and counter-terrorism? Are laws tackling crime effectively?
This BSc (Hons) Criminology degree will give you an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of others and our society. This course can lead to future careers with the police, social work, the legal system, and in occupations working with offenders and their families.
You will graduate with a strong insight into deviant behaviour and employable skills that will prepare you to work in a wide range of fields. During the course you will develop critical and analytical skills, learn how to handle data, and manage your own independent project. You will gain necessary skills to start a career in the criminal justice system.
On this course you will:
- Expand your knowledge of criminology.
- Explore topics including security, law, intelligence, mental health, the role of society in deviant behaviour, terrorism, and security.
- Develop advanced research methods skills.
- Confidently undertake your own research.
- Grow your understanding of law and politics.
- Become a social scientist who can research in this field.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
You will build your subject knowledge and practical experience through lectures, workshops and tutorials. These sessions will encourage theoretical and critical inquiry, debate, and practice research skills.
You will study core and optional teaching modules, and develop skills central to professional practice and criminological research.
Each module has three hours of contact time per week. This time includes lectures, seminars and workshops.
You will be assessed through a range of assignments including scientific reports, essays, group and individual presentations, poster design, multiple choice papers, short answer papers, research participation and essay exams.
What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits and is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
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Foundation Knowledge and Skills
In this module you will develop your basic knowledge and skills to support your academic development and improve your confidence in your academic writing and reading.