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Criminology

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Explore the nature and social impact of crime and investigate the subject from a critical and sociological perspective. You'll graduate with the skills and experience suitable for a wide range of careers in the policy, legal, criminal justice, academic and civil sectors. You could find a job as a youth worker, counsellor, police or probation officer – or pursue a career in human rights, counter-terrorism or the intelligence services.

  • Issues of social inequality and justice are brought to the foreground in this degree. You’ll learn how race, gender, class and nationality connect to crime and control, taking an international perspective to explore differences across the globe.
  • You'll be taught by researchers at the cutting edge of criminological and sociological research on urban crime, control and security, and globalisation and crime. And, as part of a tight-knit group of students, you'll benefit from the support and expertise of your teachers throughout your degree.
  • Modules such as Criminal Justice in Context give you the opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in criminal justice, policy and campaigning sectors, offering up to date knowledge.
  • You’ll have access to a range of work placements and volunteer opportunities and we’ll help you find an organisation that suits you. You might take part in training to support a victim of crime, attend court, or mentor young people.
  • You'll learn how to research. Being able to gather and analyse different types of information from a wide variety of sources is a vital skill in the digital age where there is a lot of information but a shortage of truth.
  • Sociology at Goldsmiths achieved a high score of 93% for the overall quality of our teaching in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS). You'll be taught by experts in the social sciences, as well as those involved with and who have experience of criminal justice.

Explore the nature and social impact of crime and investigate the subject from a critical and sociological perspective. You'll graduate with the skills and experience suitable for a wide range of careers in the policy, legal, criminal justice, academic and civil sectors. You could find a job as a youth worker, counsellor, police or probation officer – or pursue a career in human...

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Course Content

This programme will allow you to consider the subject of criminology from a sociological perspective. You will study:

  • how our knowledge of crime and criminality is refracted through culture and how the media represent crime, law and social order
  • explanations for why people commit ‘crime’
  • how governments respond to ‘crime’, and how they might respond differently
  • the history and development of criminology as a discipline
  • social control, policing, surveillance and security
  • crime as a global phenomenon and its policing in the context of global inequality, the movement of peoples, international trade, human rights and state violence
  • practical cases and stories from people working in and with experience of the criminal justice system
  • research methods for the empirical investigation of sociological and criminological topics

You'll learn to consider the problem of crime from a critical perspective in the context of modern forms of power. You will develop a practical, but conceptually sophisticated, set of skills that will equip you for a range of careers in the sector and beyond.

This programme will allow you to consider the subject of criminology from a sociological perspective. You will study: how our knowledge of crime and criminality is refracted through culture and how the media represent crime, law and social order explanations for why people commit ‘crime’ how governments respond to ‘crime’, and how...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

New Cross, London

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: BBB
BTEC: DDM
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
European Baccalaureate: 75%
Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

International qualifications

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

We accept the following qualifications: A-level: BBB BTEC: DDM International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655  Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules

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Assessment Methods

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*:

  • Year 1 - 50% coursework, 50% written exam
  • Year 2 - 75% coursework, 25% written exam
  • Year 3 - 75% coursework, 25% written exam

*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for 2017/18. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices. Find out more about how this information is calculated.

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects. The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on each year of this programme*: Year 1 - 50% coursework, 50% written exam Year 2 - 75% coursework, 25%...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
72%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
76% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
80% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
85% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
64% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
77% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
92% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
57% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
49% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
66% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
70% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
69% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
82% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
61% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
59% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
55% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
76% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
74% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
76% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
87% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
85% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
44% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
66% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
71% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
59% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
35% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
46% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate89%

  • Average Graduate Salary£21000

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