Drawing from other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, and law, you will become an independent, critical thinker with the skills to analyse official and popular conceptions of crime. You’ll discover how to effectively use theory and evidence to solve problems and design and produce research projects that reflect on current key ethical, political, and moral questions about crime and justice.
The skills you will develop on this course will equip you for a successful career in a wide range of occupations. The official survey of our graduates shows that nine out of ten of our students are in work or further study six months after completing their studies (DLHE 2013/14).
You’ll gain a strong foundation to the subject by taking modules on the theories of crime, the historical and contemporary study of the criminal justice system, and criminological study and research. You will develop your skills in research, writing, and presentation by drawing upon the expertise of our leading academic staff, who will provide you with constructive feedback on your progress throughout the year.
Build upon your knowledge by exploring the ways that theories of crime can be applied in the study of criminal justice and contemporary issues in crime control. Specialist Criminology modules have recently covered topics as varied as Race and Criminal Justice; Youth Crime and Justice; Victims of Crime and Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence.
Choose from a flexible range of module options that enables you to tailor your degree to your own interests. There is an opportunity to carry out an independent research project in a diverse range of areas. Criminology module options have recently included Gender, Violence and Human Rights; Prisons and Punishment; Crime, Culture and the City; Children, Psychology and Criminal Justice; Crimes of the Powerful; Transnational Policing; Drug Use and Policy and Placement Learning in Criminology.
In years two and three, options are also available from Sociology and Psychology course teams. Recent examples have included Global Justice, Security and Society; Media in Contemporary Society; Sociology and Anthropology of Human Rights; International Human Rights and Criminal Law and Criminal and Forensic Psychology.