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Criminology and Policing

BSc (Single Honours)
Cert HE
Dip HE

Start date:

September 2024

Entry tariff:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code:

M901

M915 (If choosing Foundation Year)

M903 (CertHE)

M905 (DipHE)

Learn from an experienced team with extensive criminal justice experience and equip yourself for a career analysing and responding to crime.

Did you know?

You'll learn from lecturers with vast experience in the criminal justice system, who have worked as expert advisors, policymakers, researchers, and campaigners.

Through our close links with local, national, and international criminal justice agencies, you will have the opportunity to connect with experts in the sector. 

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

On our BSc Criminology and Policing, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset.

This incorporates;

  • An excellent grasp of indispensable skills in criminology and the social sciences, and the skills required to challenge current key ethical, political and moral questions about crime, justice and policing.
  • Real-world engagement. Through connections with criminal justice agencies, you could study within a prison in the module ‘Prisons and Penal Policy’ alongside serving prisoners while engaging with community agencies, prisons and the police service.

These three strands will ensure that you are ready for working in many different areas that shape society. You could secure work in the prison and probation services, the police, Home Office or Ministry of Justice.

Learning

You will be taught by leading scholars in a Faculty driven by innovative research.

Our team has extensive criminal justice experience, and what you will be taught is directly informed by research and consultancy work acting as advisors to the Government, Home Office, Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service.

This degree will focus on developing you as a professional, equipping you with the skills and qualities you need for a career in the field of criminology.

You will first be introduced to the key perspectives in criminology and supported to question and debate challenges within the criminal justice system through shared modules with our BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice course.

As you progress, you will develop your ability to apply your knowledge through a range of authentic assessments – which could include digital campaigns and community engagement projects.

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Diego Canciani

Hi, my name is Diego and I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. I joined the Criminology team at the University of Roehampton in 2015, when I fell in love with the university’s campus. Seeing students grow academically and professionally is the most rewarding part of my job. I also enjoy participating in academic activities organised both by colleagues and students. The modules I enjoy teaching the most are Crimes of the Powerful, Professional Practice modules and Cybercrime. I developed an interest in crimes of the powerful during my PhD, which compared the policies used in England and Italy to police powerful criminals. My current research interests are policing regulatory crimes, such as health and safety and environmental, and have lately developed an interest in researching cybercrimes.

Maayan Geva

I’m Maayan and I convene “Criminological Imagination” and “International Criminal Justice”. I'm excited about both these modules as they allow us to critically explore a host of pressing issues, from the lasting impacts of colonialism to terrorism and the ongoing struggles for rights around the globe. I specialise in socio-legal studies and the laws of war. I am interested in the role of law in society and the relationship between law and justice. I have written, among other topics, about how armies work with law and about the pitfalls of human rights litigation.

Demetris Hadjigeorgiou

I have previously taught at the University of West London; Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU); London South Bank University; and City University. At Roehampton, I was previously programme convener of the BSc. Criminology, and MA Global Criminology. I was formerly the programme director of the Applied Criminology programme at CCCU. am currently the External Examiner for a number of Criminology programmes at Staffordshire University. I have been at Roehampton permanently since September 2018. I was also a Visiting Lecturer here in 2013-14. I am interested in all aspects of Criminology, but have a special interest at the intersection of popular culture, politics, and criminology.

Career

Studying criminology opens the door to working in many different areas that shape society.

You could secure work in:

  • The prison and probation services
  • The police
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • The legal profession

Equally, many criminology graduates work in the charity sector or for campaigning organisations focusing on advocacy or criminal justice reform. As a social scientist, your ability to dissect, analyse and research crime, its causes and its potential solutions, will be highly valuable to employers.

Wherever you want to go in the future, you’ll be preparing for the world of work from day one at Roehampton, with regular access to:

  • Career development events
  • Guest industry speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personalised mentoring and careers support

You’ll graduate ready to grab every opportunity that comes your way. 

Our careers support team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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