If you’re interested in studying crime, criminality, victimisation and the criminal justice system, the BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice is for you. You will develop a critical awareness of theory and practice in criminology, and understand the social context of crime and how it is managed. You will also learn how agencies operate within the criminal justice system.
We have strong links with criminal justice agencies and offer modules that reflect the current nature of this subject, often inviting guest speakers to talk to you about their work. As well as volunteering opportunities, you can complete a work placement module, which could help you secure employment when you graduate.
Teaching staﬀ run the Welsh branch of the British Society of Criminology and membership is open to our students.
Year One: Criminology Degree
- Researching Crime and Justice I
- Understanding Criminal Justice
- Criminological Theory
- Understanding Crime, Victims and Society
- Contemporary Crime
- Crime, Media and Culture
Year Two: Criminology Degree
- Riots, Protest and Public Disorder
- Researching Crime and Justice II
- Contemporary Issues in Substance Misuse
- Professional Practice (optional)
- Understanding Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice (optional)
Year Three: Criminology Degree
You will study:
- Understanding Homicide
- Comparative Criminology
You will also have the opportunity to choose two optional modules from the below:
- Critical Issues in Criminal Investigations
- Terrorism, Security and the War on Terror
- Women and Criminal Justice
- Contemporary Issues in Youth and Crime
The BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice is also available as a four year course including an integrated foundation year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree. You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme.For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Most modules involve a combination of lectures and discussion-based or practical seminars, which will develop your ability to form arguments and tackle specific problems. You will also complete reading, library and topic-related research, project work, and preparation for presentations.
We have expert practitioner guest speakers and encourage students to attend British Society of Criminology (Wales and West) branch talks.
You will usually have to complete coursework as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of each academic year.