BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
Have you got an interest in what makes a criminal and how we should respond to crime in society?
Criminology goes hand-in-hand with criminal justice. You can study both of these subjects on this BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree course. You'll learn about key issues in criminal justice, such as the sentencing of offenders or the reputation and responsibilities of police forces, while you develop your understanding of the bodies involved in law enforcement, government, the court system and international agencies.
This course is ideal prep for a career working in police, probation, the prison service, community safety, and third sector roles such as victim support. You'll also set yourself up to do further research into crime prevention and criminology or continue your studies at postgraduate level.
- A levels – ABB–BBC
- UCAS points – 112–128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
- BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM
- International Baccalaureate – 29–30
English language requirements
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Crime and Society
- Criminal Justice
- Essential Skills for Criminologists
- Psychology for Criminologists
- Understanding Criminology
- Key Issues in Criminal Justice
- Questioning Criminology
- Researching Criminology
- Community Justice
- Crimes of the Powerful
- Foundation of Economic Crime
- Fundamentals of Forensic Investigation
- Global, State and Corporate Security
- Hate Crime
- Introduction to Teaching
- Modern Foreign Language (IWLP)
- Learning from Experience
- Missing Persons: Issues and Investigation
- Penology and Prison
- Principles of Economic Crime Investigation
- Wildlife Crime: Threats and Response
- Victims of Crime: Key Players in Criminal Justice
- Youth Crime, Youth Justice
- Policing and Society
Optional sandwich year
- Work Placement Year
- Contemporary Criminologies
- Dissertation/Major Project
- Contemporary Terrorism and the Global Response
- Critical Penal Studies
- Cybercrime: Deviance, Crime and Terror
- Dangerous Offenders and Public Protection
- Forensic Psychology and Mental Health
- Forensic Psychology: Investigation
- Gender and Crime
- Green Crime and Environmental Justice
- Intelligence Analysis
- Introduction to Teaching
- Learning from Experience
- Management of Criminal Investigations
- Miscarriages of Justice
- Money Laundering and Compliance
- Murder Investigation: Key Challenges
- Policing: Communities, Intelligence and Information
- Policing: Law, Policy and Practice
- Political Extremism
- Professional Development: Recruiters and Candidates
- Social Policy, Justice and Crime (L6)
- State Crime
- Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- 3 years full-time
- 4 years sandwich with work placement
- For UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
- For International students: £15,500 per year
What can you do with a Criminology and Criminal Justice degree?
When you complete this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to work in the police, probation and prison services in areas such as:
- community safety
- crime prevention
- youth offending teams
- the Home Office
- fraud investigation
- criminological research
What jobs can you do with a Criminology and Criminal Justice degree?
Roles our previous graduates have gone on to include:
- investigative data analyst
- police officer
- probation officer
- youth offending support officer
- emergency planning officer
- offender case administrator
About this institute
University of Portsmouth
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Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.
Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.
The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.
The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.
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