What makes an act a crime? Who is a criminal? Why do people commit crime? How do they stop offending? What makes someone vulnerable to victimisation?
We recognise a Criminology degree is is a diverse area of study and offer you the opportunity to choose from these new specialist course routes:
BSc (Hons) Criminology (UCAS code M930)
You'll explore the key issues and debates around crime and victimisation in society today. You will cover topical and dynamic content, reflecting current issues, policy and practice within the criminal justice system. You'll understand the causes and consequences of crime and how we manage and respond to it as a society. We provide extensive opportunities for you to volunteer and gain career-relevant experience, to ensure you graduate with the transferable skills, broad knowledge-base and critical awareness that studying for a Criminology degree provides. You will take part in continuous training to become a social researcher - which is a valuable extra skill to have for future employment. If you want to work with some of the most vulnerable and dangerous people in society, we will help to equip you with the skills to do it.
BSc (Hons) Criminology: Criminology and Criminal Justice (UCAS code M931)
This pathway provides you with a working knowledge of criminological thought and detailed investment in more specific issues, debates, and research regarding the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and processes of justice more generally. You'll develop detailed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical approaches to and practice-based implementations of criminal justice systems; issues regarding the rights and access/barriers to justice for victims of crime and harm; and, processes of offender management, governance and rehabilitation.
BSc (Hons) Criminology: Vulnerability and Social Care (UCAS code M932)
This pathway will provide you with a strong working knowledge of theory and research on vulnerable populations and practice-based approaches to counselling and safeguarding policies. It emphasises the development of critical awareness and practitioner approaches to social policies aimed at addressing social inequalities and social care; vulnerable populations and victimisation processes within public, domestic and institutional contexts; approaches to safeguarding and accountability; and, core counselling skills, practices and help strategies.
BSc (Hons) Criminology: Inequality and Social Justice (UCAS code M933)
This pathway specialises in criminological issues which intersect with social inequalities such as gender, sex, sexuality, race and ethnicity. A strong emphasis is placed on social justice, such as persecution, exploitation and discrimination – issues that, more often than not, escape conventional notions of criminal justice. It emphasises the development of detailed knowledge and critical awareness of theoretical and empirical relationships between power, inequalities and social change, especially in relation to the impact of globalisation; global and local issues regarding diversity, discrimination and human rights; and theories and practices of exploitation, hatred and persecution in relation to issues such as homophobia and sex work.