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BA Hons

Criminology & Law (subject to validation)

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Key Facts

Level:
Level 6
Location:
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2021
Duration:
3 Years
Mode of Study:
Full-time
Awarding Body:
UCAS code:
T950
Institution Code:
W08

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Overview

Take a comprehensive look at the law, combined with studying crime, social order and social control that is central to the study of Criminology.

The programme has been designed to appeal to students who may wish to undertake careers within the criminal justice system including probation work, youth work, the police service and the prison service. Alternatively students successfully completing the BA (Hons) Criminology and Law programme can progress onto a Level 7 Masters degree externally in a relevant discipline.

The programme offers an academically focused curriculum which develops a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of crime and criminal justice both nationally and internationally.

The programme offers a broad base of subject knowledge covering issues such as penology, offending behaviour, criminal justice and victimology, in line with the subject knowledge and understanding expected of a graduate of criminology. In addition to this the programme offers a number of legal modules including Criminal Law, Immigration and Asylum Law and Criminal Litigation. 

Course Features

Course Structure

 

Level 4
An Introduction to the English Legal System (20 credits)
An Introduction to Criminological Theory (20 credits)
Legal Skills (20 credits)
Crime and Media (20 credits)
Political Ideology (20 credits)
Youth Crime (20 credits)
Public Law (20 credits)

 

Level 5
Criminal Law (20 credits)
Research Skills (20 credits)
Human Rights Law (20 credits)
Policing and the Criminal Justice System (20 credits)
Forensic Psychology (20 credits)
Understanding Crime and Criminal Justice (20 credits)
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (20 credits)

 

Level 6
Dissertation (40 credits) Globalisation and Crime (20 credits)
Crime and Punishment (20 credits)
Immigration and Asylum Law (20 credits)
Contemporary Imprisonment (20 credits)
Criminal Litigation (20 credits)

Entry Requirements

 

Entry Requirements
48 UCAS Points or an Access to HE Qualification. Including GCSE grade A*-C or equivalent in English Language and Maths.
Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via out APL process for accreditation towards this course. All external applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.

Fees & Funding

 

These fees relate to 20/21
Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6750.00 per year, Part-time £TBC
All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.
For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Full-Time All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-
finance.

Part-time Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

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Careers

 

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Most criminology graduates who go on to further study choose from a range of vocational areas including social work, teaching and law conversion courses.

Some students choose to progress to Masters courses, including MAs in criminology or criminal justice. These courses enhance your subject knowledge, possibly with a view to going on to further academic research. Courses relevant to specific client groups also exist, such as a Masters in alcohol and drug studies.

For more information on further study and to find a course that interests you, see Masters degrees and search for postgraduate courses in criminology.

What do criminology graduates do?

More than two thirds of criminology graduates are in employment six months after finishing their course.

DestinationPercentage
Employed 63.9
Further study 19.4
Working and studying 7.4
Unemployed 4.8
Other 4.5

Graduate destinations for criminology - source 

February 2020

 

 

 

 


BA Hons Criminology & Law (subject to validation)