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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Criminology and Criminal Justice

UCAS Code: M240

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112
95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Criminal law

Our programme tackles a fascinating array of questions from why people commit crime to how it affects society, historical landmarks in the justice system and high-profile cases which had a ground-breaking impact on the legal arena.

You will have the opportunity to study criminology from a range of perspectives including social, political and psychological, focusing on modern methods of policing, development of policy and the workings of magistrates and crown courts.

It is vital to us that our students are fully prepared for the world of work upon graduating. This is why the programme covers a mixture of theoretical and practical modules, leaving you ready to enter a wide range of sectors including youth justice, probation, prison, the police and voluntary organisations.

You will also examine criminal law and the role and work of the agencies that make up a modern criminal justice system, as well as taking part in site visits.

In addition, students are introduced to a variety of voluntary work opportunities and have the chance to learn from visiting lecturers such as judges, police, probation and youth justice staff who work in the criminal justice system.

In addition, students are introduced to a variety of voluntary work opportunities and have the chance to learn from visiting lecturers such as judges, police, probation and youth justice staff who work in the criminal justice system.

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

The first year provides an introduction to practice matters relating to working in the community justice system and understanding and engaging with offending behaviour. The range of modules explored in year one provide knowledge and understanding of the causes of crime at a societal and individual level and explores the work of the agencies that make up the criminal justice system.

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

The second year is designed to build directly on the skills and knowledge acquired by students during year one. Students study criminal law and in traditional lecturers and field trips where possible e.g. to prison and court, student learn about advanced issues in effective practice with particular types of offenders. Criminological and research theory is explored to begin the process of developing students’ abilities to think theoretically and critically about the practice of criminal justice.

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

In the final year modules develop student’s abilities to apply theoretical and critical perspectives to criminal justice processes and practice. Some degree of choice is also offered in relation to modules options. The socio-political nature of criminal justice policy-making is explored and a critical lens is brought to bear on the criminal justice system.

Students may then chose to explore how guilt and innocence might be negotiated in police and courtroom, the contribution forensic psychology might make to understanding crime, youth justice or multi-agency criminal justice response to crime. Students also complete their own research project, exploring an area of interest to themselves under the supervision of one of the experienced criminology lecturers in the department.

Assessment methods

There is a variety of assessment methods for this course, including essays, presentations, case studies and examinations. You will be required to do a dissertation on a topic of your interest.

Innovative and flexible teaching methods are used with part of the course being delivered online. Face to face lectures take place two days a week. Students are encouraged to participate in site visits which in the past have included visits to a crown court and a prison

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Criminal law

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate
270

After graduation


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Criminal law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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