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BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Law

University of South Wales
3 to 6 years
Bachelor's degree

Program description

Would you like to get inside the criminal mind, to explore how and why crimes are committed, and find out how crimes are dealt with by the legal system? If you want to understand the principles and legal systems of the UK and other European states, but don’t wish to study for a qualifying law degree, then this course is ideal.

Covering two distinct areas of study, this joint Honours degree allows you to study the fundamental elements of each discipline together, enabling you to improve and broaden your knowledge base and employability.

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake work placements with organisations such as Victim Support, Citizens Advice Bureau, the Welsh Government, Women’s Aid, Detached Youth Service, and the police.

What you will study:

As a joint honours student, you will study a mix of criminology and law options throughout the course. Each year (worth 120 credits), you will be required to evenly split your module choices between the two disciplines.

Year One

  • Understanding Criminal Justice
  • Criminological Theory
  • Understanding Crime, Victims and Society
  • Legal Skills
  • Public Law
  • Legal Sources and Systems

Year Two

  • Policing
  • Penology
  • Understanding Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice / Professional Practice
  • Contract law and problem solving
  • Law on trial

Year Three

  • Critical Issues in Criminal Investigations
  • Understanding Homicide
  • Terrorism, Security and the War on Terror
  • Equality and Trusts
  • Land Law
  • Law of the European Union

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Tuition fees

The fee for this course in 2015 is £9,000


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