Are you interested in why people commit crimes and how crime affects society? On this fascinating BA in Criminology you will gain an understanding of the nature and causes of crime, while examining how criminal justice systems work in the UK and abroad.
You will benefit from the expertise of highly experienced criminologists, and have opportunities to undertake work or voluntary work within the criminal justice system in the UK. Work-based learning is an integral part of this criminology course, giving you the chance to see first-hand the types of challenges that you will study in your theory modules.
There is also an opportunity for you to visit criminal justice institutions in the United States.
Course detail & modules
This well-rounded course will give you a thorough grounding in the complex field of criminology and the criminal justice system. Your studies will cover criminal behaviour, psychology, penal systems in different countries, and criminal investigation and processes. You will also develop your understanding of the many reasons why people break the law.
Our varied teaching methods put you at the centre of your learning experience, stimulating and encouraging your interest and development with a range of activities. In particular, the work-based learning modules will help you to gain a competitive advantage when you graduate. Here, you will gain hands-on experience in a crime-related area such as:
- youth offending
- victim support
- crime prevention
- witness support
- policing support roles, such as special constables.
Study & career progression
Some of the most popular careers for our graduates include the administration of justice and the police service. Once you graduate, you could go on to work in:
- the police force
- the probation service
- security firms
- the court system.
Alternatively, you may choose to extend your studies to specialise or explore a new area by taking a postgraduate course.