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Middlesex University

Criminology (Policing)

UCAS Code: L438

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

UCAS Tariff

112
95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Criminology

Policing

The police are a key agent within criminal justice and our degree, taught by leading academics, studies policing in-depth. You will use insights from our internationally renowned research to inform your studies.

**Why study BA Criminology (Policing) at Middlesex University?**

This criminology degree was one of the first in the world and our department continues to produce internationally revered research to investigate models of crime.

You will study at the centre of new criminology research, ensuring you graduate with knowledge of the latest developments in criminal justice. You will gain specialist expertise in policing through studying this fascinating strand of criminology, which can also fast track your entry into the police force. Policing is a complex and intricate process that requires you to learn the political, social and economic contexts that impact its effectiveness, and investigate the many forms of criminal activity from white collar crime to gang culture.

Our excellent links with employers in the criminal justice system have led to prestigious placement opportunities, to build vital professional experience within the criminal justice system

This course is not only for those seeking to join the police force but it is also for those seeking to understand how society is policed and who have an interest in law enforcement and conducting investigations into criminal activity.

**Course highlights**
Our links with the Metropolitan and Hertfordshire police enable us to 'fast track' applications into the Special Constabulary: currently the only entry point into the police service
You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course
You will have the opportunity to be credited for volunteering as a police Special Constable
You may select from an exciting and varied choice of elective modules utilising contemporary knowledge of the criminal justice system
Our leading academics provide a supportive learning environment, helping you to achieve the best possible academic results
We have a series of workshops and field trips involving qualified speakers from outside agencies
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1: Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Year 2: Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Policing (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Year 3: Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Homicide and Serious Crime Investigation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 Credits) - Optional
Special Constabulary (30 Credits) - Optional
Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional
Organised and White Collar Crime (30 Credits) - Optional
Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Optional
Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional
Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Optional
Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Criminology and Sociology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Criminology
73%
low
Policing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Law

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
66%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Managers and proprietors in other services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

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.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Legal professionals
17%
Legal associate professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Criminology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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