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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Criminology

UCAS Code: 72H2

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification and either GCSE Grade C or 4 Mathematics or a Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

UCAS Tariff

96
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Criminology

Crime is a social and political issue with huge impact, causing misery for both victim and perpetrator. This degree is for those who want to investigate, understand and tackle this problem and who may later wish to work within the police or criminal justice system.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Practical focus through real life case studies.
• You will experience court rooms, custody suites and police stations to aid your learning.
• Realistic simulated environments such as a crime scene house on site.
• Focus on psychological profiling, exploring how to predict criminal behaviour.
• Perform your own research through work placements within the criminal justice system.
• We work with many partner agencies including Devon and Cornwall Police, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Derriford Hospital Emergency Department, Victim Support, Youth Justice Board, Court Service, Plymouth Surveillance Unit, Coroner’s Court and Devonport Community Safety Programme.

**What might I become?**
You could apply to graduate schemes with the police, civil service or prison service. You could work to prevent crime or with families, who have been victims of crime, work as a social worker, youth worker, probation officer, police officer or community development officer.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Criminology at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our dedicated onsite crime scene house. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Modules

Jade - Second year, Criminology;
“In our first year we learnt about psychology in crime and the mindset of a criminal. We also learnt about the role of victims within the criminal justice system. This year we are learning about crime scene photography and how to take photos that can be used in court. There’s also 50 hours of research placement to set us up for our future careers. In the third year we’re going to learn about punishment, sentencing and how different countries handle crime. We will also learn about the ethics of being involved in criminal justice.”

1st Year
Criminal Justice Careers
Law and Human Rights
Crime and Criminology
Understanding Research: Theory and Method
Psychology in Practice
Victims and Offenders: Children and Youth People

2nd Year
Bio-social Criminology
Thinking Like a Criminologist
Research Methods
Policing and Managing Crime
Forensic Psychology
Media and Crime
Engaging with Employability Criminology

3rd Year
Global Criminology
Punishment and Prisons
Criminological Project: Dissertation
Conflict & Conflict Resolution
The Ethical Professional
Criminal Psychology

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are varied and include portfolios, essays and reports. There are two end of semester exams and you will be appraised based on your participation in the class room and in groups.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Business and Criminology

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Social sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
35%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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.

98%
high
Employed or in further education
26%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
27%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

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