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What makes Criminology at Worcester special?

As an academic subject criminology has its basis in both academia and practice with a primary focus on research and debated explanations for crime, victimisation and deviance, and responses to those crimes, by societies and individuals.

The inter-disciplinary nature of the subject is mirrored in the construction of the programme. The core discrete crimonological learning is complemented by modules in Applied Criminology and Sociology, prompting shared learning with students from other disciplines. It is an active and lively course that moves away from traditional teaching of the social sciences to embrace the contemporary and innovative topics and practices of 21st century criminal justice.

Key features

  • This programme is designed for individuals who have an interest in developing their knowledge and critical understanding of crime, its causes and the impact on the individual, families and society as a whole. It can be studied full or part-time.
  • The Criminology graduate is able to engage with and draw upon a range of intellectual and critical processes in the decisions they make, including the identification and significance of different value positions to everyday practice. This means that they make decisions which are not only rigorously analytical in scope, but also demonstrate active engagement with the different value positions representative  of the groups, communities and institutions involved in crime and criminal justice.  Ultimately this provides for more effective responses to need in policy, practice, scope and delivery. 

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points

The points used above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Course content

What will you study?

The course is comprised of mandatory and option modules studied over a two semester year. Modules include:

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Contextualising Criminal Justice 1: The Legislative Context
  • Contextualising Criminal Justice 2: Policy and Politics
  • Applying Sociology

Optional

  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Contextualising the Family: Theory, Culture and Diversity

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Theory, Research and Practice: Developing a Criminological Perspective
  • Social Change, Gender, Crime and Globalisation
  • Construction of Crime: Media Representations and Policy Debates

Optional

  • Prisons and Punishment
  • Criminal Law
  • Policing in England and Wales
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Campaign Power

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Independent Study
  • Children, Young People and Crime

Optional

  • Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism
  • Jurisprudence
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Crime, Criminals, Victims and Communities
  • Substance Misuse
  • Response to Crime: The Justice Process

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

How will you be taught?

  • The teaching programme is participative and interactive depending on discussion and group work as well as more formal lectures and seminars. You will learn by taking part and speaking out and reflecting on the relationship between theory, policy and practice.
  • Over the course of your three years of study you will be encouraged to become an independent learner and thinker. In the first year you are supported by the academic tutorial system and module and practitioner tutor guidance. In the second year you will begin to become an independent learner. By the third year you are expected to be able to study independently with minimal support and will complete an independent study on a topic of your own choice.

Careers

Where could it take you?

  • Criminology graduates are able to engage with and draw upon a range of intellectual and critical processes in the decisions they make, including the identification and significance of different value positions to everyday practice. 
  • This means that they make decisions which are not only rigorously analytical in scope, but also demonstrate active engagement with the different value positions representative  of the groups, communities and institutions involved in crime and criminal justice. 
  • Graduates will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge that will attract employment from a variety of agencies and organisations in the criminal justice sector, whether public, private or 3rd sector.
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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Single honours

Criminology BA (Hons) L311

Joint honours

Criminology & Psychology - L3C8
Criminology & Sociology - L301

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

L311

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Course leader

Anne L Eason
01905 542809
a.eason@worc.ac.uk