19 Sep 2022
There's more to crime than just "guilty or innocent". What are the social and psychological factors behind it? Who decides what we outlaw? How do we offer help, and change behaviour? Develop the personal and professional skills required for careers addressing crime and society.
As part of this course you’ll:
- Explore crime as a vast political and cultural topic that concerns and affects everyone
- Be introduced to a range of perspectives on crime and its impact on society
- Develop a solid grounding in the theories that sit at the core of criminology
- Cultivate a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime with a view to helping shape more effective policies and legislation in the future
- Develop the academic, personal and professional skills needed to forge a successful career in a variety of roles, whether you want to work with offenders, the victims of crime or in organisations tasked with reducing offending
Learn from experts
Each of your modules will be taught by an expert staff member working at the forefront of criminological theories. Their expertise includes theories of policing, prostitution studies, domestic violence, sexual offending, as well as race and crime. Through our guest lecture series, a range of practitioners share their insights and professional experience. Past speakers have included representatives from the probation and police services.
Everything you need to know
Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.
Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
Teaching & Learning
The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study; the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.