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BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Swansea University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
14,150 GBP
September 2021

14,150 GBP
September 2022

14,150 GBP
September 2023

Program description

BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The criminology undergraduate degree will give you the opportunity to examine the many factors involved in criminal behaviour, and how society responds through the criminal justice system.

You will study the most important theories of crime and deviance and their relevance to contemporary criminal justice policy, research, and practice.

Alongside this, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of the structures of the criminal justice system, covering the courts, prison, the probation service, and the police.

Throughout your studies, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.

Admission requirements

Our standard offer for our criminology programs is 3 A Levels at grades ranging from ABB-BBB or equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit our university website.

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Program content

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Criminology, Crime and Society
  • Victims and Victimology
  • Employability and Personal Development
  • Foundations in Research
  • Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights
  • The Criminological Imagination
  • An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Study Skills in Criminology

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory Modules

  • Research Methods in Criminology
  • Criminological Theory: Content and Application

Optional Modules

  • Penology and Punishment
  • Applied Offender Rehabilitation
  • Crime, Drugs and Alcohol
  • Media, Crime & Criminal Justice
  • Leadership and Management in Social Justice
  • The Criminal State: International Issues
  • An Introduction to Policing
  • Developing and Planning a Research Project

Year 3 (Level 6)

Optional Modules

  • Young Offenders and Youth Justice
  • Criminalisation of Sex
  • Understanding & Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Social and Environmental Harms
  • Sexual Crimes
  • Dissertation
  • Delivering Social Justice Interventions: Entrepreneurial Criminology
  • Homicide: Criminalising Death and Dying
  • The Criminalisation of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants
  • Work, Crime and Punishment

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for UK/EU Students is £9,000 per year and for International Students is £14,150 per year

Career opportunities

Criminology and Criminal Justice Employment Opportunities

Studying a BSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Swansea University can lead to a range of careers. Our graduates go on to a wide variety of occupations, which include working in:

  • Community Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Local Government
  • the Police Force
  • Postgraduate Study
  • the Prison Service
  • the Probation Service
  • Research
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Training
  • UK Government
  • Victim Support
  • Voluntary Organisations.

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Swansea University

Swansea University

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Swansea University

Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom

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