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University of Huddersfield

Criminology

UCAS Code: M900

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including a Higher Level at grade 6.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a Grade B at A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate.

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Criminology

Social psychology

**Why Criminology
Crime is a feature of social life in every community and society throughout the world. As the behaviours that are regarded as crime, and the types of criminal behaviour committed constantly change, the need for criminal justice related agencies and governments to understand crime and how to reduce it continues to rise. This course will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need for a future career working with offenders, victims, criminal and social justice organisations or advising organisations on the steps they can take to reduce crime.**

You’ll study a wide spectrum of criminal behaviour, from petty theft through to state-sponsored terrorism. And you’ll be encouraged to investigate ways to reduce the crime rate, and assess the effect of organisations within the criminal justice system, such as the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

How will you learn
- This course uses a range of teaching methods to engage and inspire you. You’ll have the chance to hear from guest speakers such as police officers, drug outreach workers or criminal justice staff.

- You’ll take part in debates about the latest issues, such as why people commit crime, how to stop crime, and how to prevent people being victimised. You’ll also have the opportunity to investigate some fascinating topics such as sexual offending, cyber and environmental crime.

- You’ll be taught by tutors who have a wide range of research specialisms and knowledge of the issues involved in criminology today. They’ll engage you in debates, and give you a good picture of what it’s like in the real world.

- Many tutors have worked in the criminal justice system or the voluntary sector, and they’ll use their expertise to give you practical examples of the work you could end up doing.

- In your second year you’ll complete a compulsory work placement. Previous students have worked with youth offending teams, in prisons, police stations and courts as well as in voluntary agencies supporting offenders and victims in the community.

- You could also study abroad for a term in your second year.

Modules

Year 1
Exploring the Social Sciences
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
Human Rights in Contemporary Society
Myths and Realities of Crime

Year 2
Criminological Explanations
Reducing Crime
Exploring Work and Careers
Doing Research in Crime, Policing and Justice

Option modules. Choose one from a list which may include:
Working with offenders and Victims
Approaches to Policing

Plus one from a list which may include:
Gender Sexuality and Crime
Violent Crime
Organised and International Crime

You may also have the opportunity to study abroad (outside of Europe) for a term in your second year. Within Europe, the University is also part of Erasmus+, the European Commission’s Exchange programme, giving you the chance to study for part of your degree in another country.

Year 3
Final Year Project for the Social Sciences
Contemporary and Comparative Criminology

Option modules. Choose one from Pool A, one from Pool B and one from either Pool A or Pool B, from a list which may include:
Pool A
Experiencing Punishment and the Penal System
Serious Crime Investigation
Pool B
Offenders and Mental Disorder
Race; Ethnicity and Difference
Substance Misuse and Crime
Terrorism and Conflict Resolution

Assessment methods

Assessment will include coursework, presentations, work-based learning and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences (HDBSS)

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.

73%
low
Criminology
75%
low
Social psychology

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

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

Others in psychology

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

86%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Welfare 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.

Psychology

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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Welfare professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£16k

£16k

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.

Social psychology

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

£15k

£15k

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

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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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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