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BA (Hons) Criminology

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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38,625 GBP

Program description

BA (Hons) Criminology

This unique course explores issues concerning the definition, nature and incidence of crime, and looks to use academic theory to find explanations for criminal behavior. You’ll be given the opportunity to engage in debates on the nature of justice, examine a range of perspectives on areas like policing, investigation, prosecution and punishment, and consider the effectiveness, fairness and consequences of various institutional approaches to crime.

Criminological study at Solent starts with our program of lectures and guest speakers. Past students have benefitted from talks delivered by criminal justice professionals and psychology practitioners, giving detailed insight into the industry and the careers it offers.

Admission requirements

This course is well suited to students who are keen to study criminality, criminal justice, social issues and policing.

Graduates are well prepared for positions in the criminal justice sector, social care, mental health and community safety.

For more information, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Society and Social Change
  • Criminological Research Methods and Skills 1
  • Criminal Processes and Responsibility
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Power, Politics and Policy
  • Key Perspectives in Criminology

Year two

Core units

  • Policing, Politics and Social Control
  • Contemporary Debates in Crime, Culture and Society
  • Crime Scene to Court: Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • Critical Issues and Professional Practice in Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2
  • Critical Issues and Professional Practice in Criminal Investigation


  • Work placement

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units

  • Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation
  • Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice


  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Youth Crime, Youth Justice
  • Dangerous Offenders
  • Gender, Crime and Justice
  • Security, Public Order and the State
  • Cybercrime and Security
  • Leadership and Management in Investigation and Policing
  • Crime, Risk, Community Safety
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Crime
  • Crime, Media, Culture
  • The Bloody Code: Control and Punishment
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Police, Law, Community

Tuition fees

UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year

International full-time fees: £12,875 per year

Scholarships & funding

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Our law and criminology courses inspire and prepare our students for rewarding careers. Recognised for offering an outstanding educational experience, our courses combine theoretical understanding with practical learning opportunities.

About this institute

Solent University

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Contact info

Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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