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BA in Criminology And Criminal Justice (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Criminology

Course Description

This course provides you with the opportunity to study two main subject areas; Criminology and Criminal Justice. Criminology examines theories and evidence relating to crime, criminals and victims, while Criminal Justice studies explore the various responses to crime and victims, from informal to formal legislative measures of social control and crime prevention; and examine the way in which the criminal justice system works - from policing through to imprisonment.

This course provides you with the opportunity to study two main subject areas; Criminology and Criminal Justice. Criminology examines theories and evidence relating to crime, criminals and victims, while Criminal Justice studies explore the various responses to crime and victims, from informal to formal legislative measures of social control and crime prevention; and examine the way in which...

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Course Content

Year 1

In the first year of your course you are introduced to the main concepts and areas of study. In addition to issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice you are encouraged to study in areas which complement your degree scheme e.g. in Social Policy, Sociology and Law.

Core modules:

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice  
  • Doing Social Research
  • Social Science Perspectives
  • Health and Welfare Issues
  • Understanding Society
  • plus 20 credits from Social Sciences or other Schools .

Years 2 and 3

In your second and third years the core criminology and criminal justice modules provide a thorough grounding in key theoretical perspectives, research methodologies and criminal justice issues. You may choose from the range offered elsewhere within the School. You will also work independently (with supervision) on an extended piece of work as a dissertation.

Year 2

At level 2 you will continue the study of core subjects related to your discipline, begin your dissertation study and select a limited number of options.

Compulsory modules:

  • Methods of Social Research
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Criminological Theory
  • Crime and Justice in Modern Britain
  • plus optional modules in Social Science or Law.

Year 3

At level 3 you will continue the study of subjects related to your discipline.

Compulsory module:

  • Dissertation
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Crime and Power
  • Policing and Society
  • Perspectives on Youth Crime
  • plus 20 credits of optional modules from the School

Year 1 In the first year of your course you are introduced to the main concepts and areas of study. In addition to issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice you are encouraged to study in areas which complement your degree scheme e.g. in Social Policy, Sociology and Law. Core modules: Introduction to Criminology and Criminal...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification*"":

  • A Levels 
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grade C
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification*"": A Levels  BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis International Baccalaureate Diploma Access:...

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Assessment Methods

We use a variety of assessment methods, including written assignments, essays, examinations, course diaries, project work and the dissertation.

We use a variety of assessment methods, including written assignments, essays, examinations, course diaries, project work and the dissertation.