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Sheffield Hallam University

Criminology

UCAS Code: M931

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

Entry requirements


At least 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4 or above. We do not accept GCSE equivalents.

UCAS Tariff

112-96

112 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept up to two AS levels. We accept general studies. Or 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept general studies.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Law

Using the theory and application of criminology in the real world you learn about the many types, causes and consequences of crime, while also studying the criminal justice institutions and processes that seek to reduce offending, in a department that received the British Society of Criminology award for teaching excellence in 2014.

You gain a foundational understanding in key areas of criminology and criminal justice in your first year then specialise in your second and third years with optional modules such as • rights, justice and exclusion • sex, violence and extremism • experiencing custodial and community sentences • making desistance and recovery a reality • policing and crime prevention.

As well as being prepared for a career in criminology, criminal and community justice areas, you also gain skills that make you attractive to all employers, including • information gathering and analysis • problem solving • presentation skills • organisational and time management skills • critical thinking and analysis • equality and diversity awareness.

**Teaching**

You benefit from the expertise of lecturers who are active in the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice and have a wealth of academic and practical experience. We also have strong links with local, regional and national agencies in the criminal justice sector. For example, the criminology team train probation officers across the Yorkshire and Humberside region on behalf of the Ministry of Justice. This means they can offer you practical, up-to-date and real world perspectives on your studies.

**Work-based learning**

To maximise your career prospects in the area, you have access to a range of industry opportunities during the course. These include student placement activities with criminal justice/third sector agencies, simulation modules, voluntary work through our employability fair and possible opportunities to work on clinical modules in our law clinic. You also have access to degree-specific careers advice and support.

**Study abroad**

You also have the opportunity to gain an international outlook with overseas study exchange options. International academic exchanges take place in the second semester of your second year. Previous exchanges have taken place with universities in Australia, Canada and the United States. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.

Modules

**Year one modules**- • graduate research and development 1 and 2 • criminological landscapes • criminal justice • human rights and crime • applying criminology

**Year two core modules**- • (de) constructing research • exploring placements • controversies of punishment • victims, offenders and vulnerabilities
**Year two options**- • rights, justice and exclusion • life beyond crime, substance use and offending • extending crime control in the community

**Year three core modules**- • dissertation
**Year three options** • sex, violence and extremism • making desistance and recovery a reality • policing and crime prevention • simulating criminal justice practice • enacting human rights • crime and justice in the information age • experiencing custodial and community sentences • supported practice initiative

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Coursework
• Case studies
• Presentations
• Dissertation in year three

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Single tier structure

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.

83%
med
Law

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.

Law

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

88%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate
282

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.

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.

93%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Legal 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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