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BA in Criminology & Law (Full Time)

Coventry University

Bachelor Degree , Criminology

Course Description

Bringing together the closely related disciplines of Law and Criminology, this course explores the widely publicised and often emotive issues surrounding crime, punishment, justice and the legal system.

Ideal for those interested in careers in criminal justice and with transferrable analytical and problem-solving skills useful in a wide range of jobs, the course considers the strengths and shortcomings of the legal system and the various philosophical, political, social, economic and moral issues which have shaped it and affect us today.

Coventry has a reputation for teaching excellence and excellent professional links with the Police, HM Prison Service and youth Offending Service. Our partnership with Warwickshire Police to provide Police Support Volunteers was the first scheme of its kind in the country.

Bringing together the closely related disciplines of Law and Criminology, this course explores the widely publicised and often emotive issues surrounding crime, punishment, justice and the legal system. Ideal for those interested in careers in criminal justice and with transferrable analytical and problem-solving skills useful in a wide range of jobs, the course considers the...

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Course Content

  • Year one

Overview

In the first year, we introduce you to the foundation principles of criminology and law – the causes of crime, controlling crime and the basis of the British legal system. We explore core ideas in criminology from key thinkers, such as Bentham, Lombroso, Foucault, Cohen and Young.

You’ll be exposed to a wide-ranging analysis of historical and contemporary issues in the area of social control, crime prevention, criminal justice and the legal system. For example, stop and search law and practices, mental health in relation to policing and custody, vulnerable victims and representation in court.

Modules

Semester One

  • Introduction to Criminology: Theory and Skills
  • Legal Method I

The Add+vantage module only applies for Semester One

Semester Two

  • Victims and Victimology
  • Legal Method II
  • Exploring Crime

 

  • Year two

Overview

The second year introduces you to a range of topics around the major institutions involved in crime control and representation – the police, the prison service and criminal law. We’ll examine the role of the media in representing the police and look at the impact of police protest and disorder, using real-life case studies, such as the murder of Stephen Lawrence or the Hillsborough disaster.

Modules

Semester Two

  • Criminal Law
  • Researching Crime

The Add+vantage module only applies for Semester One

Semester Two

  • Introduction to Practical Legal Skills
  • Policing Modern Societies
  • Punishment and Control

 

  • Placement year

Overview

After your second year, you have the opportunity to spend a year on professional placement or studying abroad.

Modules

  • Professional Placement

  • Study Abroad

 

  • Final year

Overview

The final year of the programme addresses more international issues, including globalised crime and international criminal law. We will examine international crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression and how these have been handled within international criminal tribunals, such as the Rwandan genocide and war crimes in the Balkans.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a member of academic staff and apply the knowledge of research methods obtained during the first two years of your degree to design and conduct your own piece of research in an area of your choice. In the past, students have researched conviction rates for rape, the prosecution of war crimes in Cambodia and the regulation of environmental crimes.

Modules

Semester One

  • Global Organised Crime
  • Violence and Exploitation
  • Current Issues in Criminology

Semester Two

  • Research Project
  • Law of Evidence

The Add+vantage module only applies for Semester Two

Year one Overview In the first year, we introduce you to the foundation principles of criminology and law – the causes of crime, controlling crime and the basis of the British legal system. We explore core ideas in criminology from key thinkers, such as Bentham, Lombroso, Foucault, Cohen and...

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Entry Requirements

A Level :- BCC, excludes General Studies.

BTEC :- DMM

IB Diploma :- 27 points

GCSE requirement :- GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three? A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma in a science or health subject to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements.

The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

A Level :- BCC, excludes General Studies. BTEC :- DMM IB Diploma :- 27 points GCSE requirement :- GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics, or specified equivalents. A-Levels A-Level applicants are required to have three? A2...

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Additional Information

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

Fees:

£9,250

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

Fees:

£9,250